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Wellness Wednesday: Join us for Brain Fuel

Brain Fuel Week Schedule
(Courtesy of Health Promotion and Wellness)
As you prepare for finals, you might think you should pull all-nighters, drink more coffee and pressure yourself to only think of powering through the next week. However, taking breaks, making sure you are hydrated and eating well, and getting enough sleep are important for your health and well-being. It will also allow your body and brain to get much needed rest.

Sleep is the utmost important for turning short-term memory into long term memory. Here are some sleep tips to help you get a more restful sleep.

  • Schedule what time you will be in bed and wake up.
  • Make ample time to power down your technology and get ready for sleep.
  • Use an alarm clock that is not your phone or put your phone further away. When our phone is nearby, we tend to use it when we have difficulty falling asleep.
  • Plan out your snacks and meals so you don’t go for long periods without food.
  • Schedule in breaks and opportunities to connect with others and get moving.
  • Take a break from social media.
  • Tune inward by deep breathing and trying mindfulness meditation.
  • Before bed, write down your thoughts and things you need to do for tomorrow. This will allow you to brain dump your thoughts before you try to sleep.
  • Use timers to schedule how much time you will study.
  • Ask for help from your classmates or professors.
  • Breathe, relax. You will get through this and before you know it, finals will be over.
If you’re looking for more tips and ways to care for yourself, join us for some Brain Fuel activities this week. There will be raffle prizes for those who attend events as well. Attend two or more events to be entered.

Raffle Prizes:
1. One participant will receive swag from our community partners, Hope for the Day.
2. Two winners will receive a free one-year subscription to the Headspace app.
3. Three winners will receive HPW swag and other materials to relax and de-stress.

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