This course looks at the science of sleep, including the sleep cycle and Circadian rhythm (the ‘body clock’). We look at why we need to sleep and factors that can affect our quality of sleep, as well as common sleep disorders. We explore sleep hygiene and ways that might help improve sleep, with students being given the opportunity to complete their own sleep diary.

Learning outcomes

Students will:

  • Gain an understanding of why we need to sleep and the science behind it
  • Know the factors that can impact on sleep and how these might apply to them
  • Discover ways to help improve their sleep and use a sleep diary to monitor this

Course structure

Weekly sessions for up to 2 weeks

Aimed at

Anyone interested in improving their understanding of the science of sleep and who wants to sleep better.