Last year, nearly 1,100 employees at Indiana University took part in a challenge intended to encourage better sleeping habits. The program was instigated after a survey taken the previous year showed that more than four in 10 employees lacked the sleep they needed to function well in their jobs or their personal lives. The “Sleep Great IU! Challenge,” run by Healthy IU, the institution’s employee wellness program, asked participants to record their sleeping habits for four weeks on personal online trackers. Afterwards, most participants reported increased energy levels and an increase in their ability to manage stress.

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