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Lawyer Wellness: Sleep and Nutrition

Depression, anxiety, and substance abuse are common in both the legal profession and in law school. The goal of this guide is to provide resources to cope with or reduce stress and tensions weighing on law students.

Sleep and Nutrition

Getting proper sleep and nutrition are helpful tools to increase overall wellbeing and mental functioning. The stresses and time demands of law school may make it seem that sleep should be secondary to studying or that there isn't time to eat nutritious meals. Financial considerations might make nutrition seem out of reach. This section shares resources on the importance of sleep and nutrition, and offers tips and materials to help make nutritious foods on a budget, properly budget time for sleep, and fall asleep easier.

Table of Contents: Sleep and Nutrition


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  • The Importance of Sleep in Law School by Tyler Coulson - This article argues for the importance of getting sleep in law school and offers tips for how to accomplish this.
  • Healthy Sleep Tips by Eric Suni - Some practical tips for how to improve sleep.

If you're interested in learning more, our Continuity of Library Services guide contain sections on (1) coping with stress, (2) prioritizing self-care, and (3) adjusting to change.

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