It's National Sleep Awareness Month—time to reset and rest

Webinars, websites, and an app to help you get more from your recharging time

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March is National Sleep Awareness Month, so this is a great time to learn about the benefits of sleep for your overall well-being. There is much more to sleep than the number of hours you get each night. Attend one, or both, of two upcoming webinars and view the resources below for tools to improve your sleep hygiene.


  • Sleep Basics will teach you the physical and mental benefits of a good night's sleep, how to establish daily habits that promote sleep, and ways to improve your sleep environment. You also will learn techniques for relaxation and dealing with insomnia. The webinar will be offered by JHEAP, the Johns Hopkins Employee Assistance Program, from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, March 22. Register here.
  • Aging and Adult Care: Sleep Science and Relaxation to Calm Caregivers will look at how sleep science improves physical and mental health. Many caregivers experience insomnia and sleep deprivation, which can impact their family life, work, and ability to care for loved ones. This webinar reviews sleep science, including how social media creates sleep debt, how to practice good sleep hygiene habits, how to calm the mind and body, how to improve your circadian rhythms, and whether naps have a health benefit. The webinar will be offered by Care@Work from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20. Register here.

By registering for these webinars, you will receive a follow-up communication with the slides and/or the playback link for the live session.

More sleep awareness resources

Additional JHEAP resources

If work and stress or managing issues of daily living are interfering with your sleep or that of your family members, you all have 24/7 access to free confidential counseling and referral services through JHEAP by calling 888-978-1262. Visit the website CCA@YourService and use company code JHEAP to access online resources, including these articles on sleep:

Johns Hopkins employees and their family members interested in learning more skills to improve the quality and quantity of their sleep can download the CCA@YourService mobile app, available in the Apple App store or Google Play. To get started:

  • Search CCA@YourService in your phone's app store to download the app.
  • Select the Get Started button on the app's welcome screen
  • Enter access code JHEAP, and then select Continue
  • Fill out the profile information to create an account
  • Complete the screening and choose a starting goal

Download the JHEAP flyer here or read more about JHEAP on the HR website.

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