Interested in improving your sleep? Sign up for Sleep Coaching with a SWA! 

Sleep Coaching is a method to guide you through the steps of identifying:

  • Your regular sleep patterns,
  • The things that are preventing you from getting enough quality sleep, and
  • Steps you can take to improve your sleep.

Sleep coaching is not magic! Improving your sleep will take work and dedication on your part. But we hope that having a coach support you in the process will make it easier and will help you feel like you aren’t alone.

Ready to get started?

Step 1: Request a Sleep Coaching session

Request a Sleep Coaching session, and you should hear back from a SWA within 2 business days to schedule an appointment. This appointment will take approximately 60 minutes.

*If you are able to, we encourage you to keep a sleep diary or log for a week before your appointment. There are many ways to do this:

  • You can download the sleep log on this page, print it out, and just track your sleep the old-fashioned way
  • if you have a fit bit or other device, you can use it to track your sleep (you can even look back at the last week’s worth of sleep and skip ahead to step 2!)
  • Download the free app “sleep bot” and use your phone to track your sleep. Warning: This will require you to sleep with your phone under your pillow.
  • If you want to use a device, but you don’t have one – no worries! Come see us in the Office of Health Promotion to check out a fitness device for a week.

Step 2: Make a plan

At your appointment, you will make a plan for improving your sleep. Your sleep coach will help you access the necessary resources to carry out your plan (e.g. a sleep mask and/or earplugs if your room is too light or noisy to sleep; a light box to help you shift your sleeping schedule, etc.). 

Step 3: Check back in with your coach

At an agreed-upon time after your initial appointment, your sleep coach will reach back out to schedule a check-in appointment. At this appointment you will:

  • Assess your progress in improving your sleep,
  • Discuss any necessary adjustments to keep improving, and
  • Set some sleep goals for the remainder of the term.

Step 4: Evaluate our sleep coaching program

We want to make sure that our sleep coaching is helpful. After you’ve been through the process, we will ask you to complete an evaluation of the program so we can keep improving.