Introduction to Sleep

Photo of a male student asleep on a couch amid a pile of books. A fan is aimed at his face, and a book lies open on his chest.

Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.

—Thomas Dekker, playwright


By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Identify benefits of sleep for both physical and mental health
  • Identify ways to ensure good sleep habits and high-quality sleep, especially during periods of stress


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