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 Mental Health and Counseling
A clinician in MIT Medical’s Mental Health and Counseling Service may be able to help you deal with feelings of stress or anxiety that may be interfering with your sleep. Call 617-253-2916.
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):