April 16, 2020

In the second installment of our Wellness Education Series, UCF RESTORES Mental Health Clinician Michelle Rehbein joins Dr. Deborah Beidel to explore the various sources of stress and anxiety, as well as the impact substance and alcohol use can have on our ability to safeguard our mental health during heightened times. Please continue to join us in the coming weeks for additional educational sessions – hosted on our Facebook page every Monday at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 2 p.m. through May 18 – for more information related to unique stressors individuals and families may be facing amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

There’s a big difference between “getting sleep” and getting truly restorative rest. Click for a list of do’s and don’ts – based on the practices and habits that make up what we call “sleep hygiene” – that will help you make the most of your nighttime rest and, as a result, function better – with reduced stress and anxiety – on a daily basis. Plus, we’ve included a printable sleep log to help you track your sleep hygiene progress. For more information, be sure to check out our video – co-hosted by Dr. Deborah Beidel and UCF RESTORES Mental Health Clinician Chloe Findley – on the importance of a healthy sleep routine.