Refresh: Cornell's Sleep Program

Refresh: Cornell's Sleep ProgramGetting good sleep is one of the most important things you can do to promote academic performance and support your mental health.  

Need to Refresh? 

Are you feeling tired? Are you having trouble getting enough sleep? How about getting good quality sleep? 

Refresh: Cornell’s Sleep Program aims to provide students with the skills and strategies to achieve more restful nights. Research shows that getting good sleep is vital to our health and well-being, and helps improve students' academic performance and mental health. Learn more about the importance of sleep

About the the Refresh program

Refresh is an eight-week, evidence-based self-help program that delivers important information and outlines strategies that have been proven to help improve college students’ sleep. The program is open to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

When you join the Refresh program, you will receive a weekly message for eight weeks containing information and materials on the following topics:

  • The physiology of sleep
  • Good "sleep hygiene" 
  • A conducive sleep environment
  • Relaxation strategies
  • Mindfulness strategies
  • Cognitive strategies
  • Keeping track of your sleep to improve your sleep

You will be asked to spend approximately 10-20 minutes each week reviewing the information and practice tips you receive, which you are encouraged to put into practice to improve your sleep.

Fall 2023 Refresh program 

The Fall 2023 Refresh program begins on on Sunday, October 1. However, you can begin the eight-week program at any time during the semester. 

Enroll in the Refresh Canvas course to participate. (Enrollment continues after the program begins).


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