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Sleep contributes to mental and emotional well-being by providing a time of rest for the mind and body which can improve mood, memory, learning, and attention.  Sleep quality and duration can be improved by making daily choices that encourage sleep such as keeping a regular sleep schedule.


Sleep Time
Icon for Sleep TimeiTunes: $1.99
Android: Free
This app is a smart alarm clock that analyzes your sleep and wakes you up at the perfect moment of your lightest sleep phase. It uses your phone’s accelerometer.
Languages: English. Partial translation for other languages available when device’s language setting is set for a language other than English.

sleep pillow app iconiTunes:Free
Android: Free
Sleep Pillow provides an advanced set of high quality ambient sounds premixed for sleep enhancement.

Relax Melodies: Sleep Sounds 
App for Sleep Sounds and MelodiesAndroid: Free
IOS: Free
Creates relaxing sounds and includes a timer. Provides 8 free meditations. Additional sounds and meditations require subscription or purchase.
Languages: Guided meditation provided in English only. Partial translations provided in app when device is set to another language.

White Noise Generator 
White Noise AppAndroid: Free
Includes variety of relaxing sounds to create customizable white noise. Includes a shut off timer.
Languages available: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Korean, and Japanese.

Articles/Fact Sheets:


This article explores potential factors that contribute to tiredness and useful tips to combat it. 

Tips for Sleep Management
This is a list of tips to help individuals improve their sleep developed by ASAP UC Davis.

Sleep for Youth
This article provides helpful tips to help your teens get a good night sleep.

Sleep Hygiene 
This factsheet provides helpful tips on how to create healthy sleeping habits and get good sleep.



This podcast offers techniques for improved sleep practices along with suggestions for how to improve your sleep environment.
This podcast offers a meditative relaxation for bedtime to help you fall asleep more easily.


UC Davis Sleep
This page contains information about basic strategies to help improve sleep. It includes links to sleep resources such as the UC Davis Nap Map, SHCS blog articles about sleep, Conquering Insomnia podcasts, and National Sleep Foundation.

Sleeping Soundly
This website includes information about the importance and benefits of sleep, common sleep disorders, along with tips to improve your quality of sleep. It is offered by UC Berkeley Health Services

Additional Resources:

Additional resources about sleep disorders including insomnia available here