Sleeping & Napping Workshop


Graduate students, like Americans overall, are not getting enough sleep. Recent research on college students and sleep indicates that insufficient sleep impacts our health, our moods, our GPA, and our safety. Sleep really matters and napping can help! This workshop teaches the latest sleep science and the steps to intentional, efficient, and effective napping.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will learn how to practice intentional, efficient, and effective napping and be able to differentiate Flash Nap from “crash napping.” 
  • Participants will be able to explain how sleep and napping contribute to resilience, which in turn, influences their academic and personal success.
  • Participants will practice relaxation techniques (Belly Breathing and/or Progressive Muscle Relaxation) and be able to apply them as basic steps to cueing up readiness to Flash Nap and/or before sleeping.

Presenter's BIO :

Jenna Orwick received a BA in psychology & sociology and is currently seeking an MPH with a concentration in Health Behavior & Promotion. She currently works in the Health Promotion Office, a division of Campus Health Services. As a coordinator at the UofL Health Promotion Office, she works with UofL students on ways to improve their overall health and wellbeing. Specifically, she oversees the Fitness & Movement, Sleeping & Napping, and Stress Resilience services and programs that Health Promotion offers! Additionally, she is a Koru Mindfulness Teacher and uses this expertise to teach UofL students about the benefits of mindfulness and meditation and how to incorporate this in their daily lives to increase with resilience and overall wellbeing.



The PLAN is a professional development initiative run by the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS) that provides graduate students opportunities and resources for Professional development, Life skills, Academic development, and Networking skills. 


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Thursday, November 19 at 12:15pm to 1:15pm

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