Sleep is vital to your health and wellbeing. Most adults need between 7-8 hours sleep a night. As a student, sleep will support your memory, concentration, and ability to learn each day. In contrast, sleep deprivation can have a negative effect on your mood, by making you feel more stressed, sad, angry, mentally exhausted, and less positive.

Good sleep relies on having a regular amount of sleep, being in a routine, and having good sleep hygiene. Late night cramming, too much caffeine, and juggling work and study can affect your ability to get the sleep you need.

More information about sleep

Read more about sleep on the Better Health Channel.

Read more about sleeping well on the Beyond Blue website.