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Sleep Smart and Flourish

Spring 2022

Sleep plays an important role in physical health, cognitive functioning and emotional wellbeing of individuals with and without mental illnesses. Students may usually put themselves to the limits during mid-term and final exam periods by depriving themselves of quality sleep. A research shows that there is a correlation between sleep and academic performance. Sleep deprivation and deficiency will affect students’ decision-making, diminish working memory and thus lead to poorer academic results.

We are pleased to invite Dr. Esther Lau, Member of Register of Clinical Psychologists accredited by Department of Health & Associate Professor, Sleep Laboratory, Department of Psychology, The Education University of Hong Kong, to deliver a talk and cover the topics of basic sleep science, sleep problems types and symptoms, as well as sleep smart strategy.

Dr. Esther Lau pointed out the power of sleep that could clear cellular wastes, enhance working memory, improve our ability to regulate emotions and make better planning, decrease risk-taking behaviors and vulnerability to anxiety and depression.

By the end of the session, students have grasped different sleep hygiene tips to regulate their sleep-wake circle and get a better sleep quality for a better work performance and more flourishing life!