Benefits of sleep
Adequate sleep is associated with better health in many ways, including:
- Enhanced memory, learning, and academic performance
- Healthier weight and better metabolic health
- Improved heart health
- Better immune system function
Talk with your PCP
Speak with your primary care provider (PCP) to discuss any medical issues that may be causing your sleep problems.
Talk with a clinician in Student Mental Health and Counseling
A clinician in MIT Medical’s Student Mental Health and Counseling Services may be able to help you deal with feelings of stress or anxiety that may be interfering with your sleep. Call 617-253-2916.
For faculty, staff, postdocs, and their families:
Talk with a sleep Counselor through MyLife Services
MyLife Services, an Employee Assistance Program for the MIT community, offers sleep coaching from master’s or Ph.D.-level professionals. They can also provide resources or offer a referral to a mental health counselor in your area.
Access printable and audio downloads for improving sleep quality, overcoming insomnia, and reducing stress.
Choosing a sleep app
Several academic research centers have developed sleep apps. Those with empirical support and good user ratings include (prices as of 4/13/18):