About your sleep: Advice for students

Student health: Sleep - Dr Adam Simon

The idea that students spend all day sleeping is one of the oldest jokes in the book. You’ll usually hear it from people who wish they were in your shoes! Don’t listen to them.

Getting the right amount of sleep is actually really important and student life doesn’t always make this easy. In the battle between legendary nights out and 9am lectures, sleep is often the loser.

Whether you’re having too much or too little sleep, our doctors are here to help you get a decent amount of shut-eye.

All about your sleep

Find out how much sleep you should be having, how to sleep better and what to do if you're having trouble getting enough sleep. A bad night's sleep can make the following day a real drag. If you notice more than one of the symptoms below, you might need to re-evaluate your sleep habits.