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Wellness Guide — Sleeping Well

A Guide to the UConn Library Wellness and Self-Care Collection

Importance of Sleep

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the importance of rest and sleep to allow our bodies to regenerate and improve the functioning of our immune systems.  This page features library resources on treating insomnia, as well as resources which explain the importance of sleep.

photo of a cat sleeping

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Library Books on Insomnia & Sleeping Well

Relaxing Sounds

Here is an ad-free video which features 10 hours of relaxing rain sound:

Audiobooks with Your Public Library Card

With a public library card, you can listen to a wide range of audio books using either the Libby, Hoopla, or Overdrive apps on your phone.  Visit your local public library to get started!  

Bedtime Rituals

What are some bedtime rituals that help you to unwind?
Limiting blue light from screens: 0 votes (0%)
Drinking a herbal tea like chamomile: 0 votes (0%)
Reading a fun book before bed: 1 votes (14.29%)
A relaxing LED colored lamp: 1 votes (14.29%)
Exercising during the day so I am tired at night: 3 votes (42.86%)
Limiting caffeine after 4 PM: 2 votes (28.57%)
Total Votes: 7