Duke Student Wellness Center

Duke Student Wellness Center

Chew on This: TEA-laxation

Join us for our next "Chew on This" event, at Marketplace, featuring Tealaxation! Get ready to create your own tea blends and learn about how tea can affect our physical, mental and environmental health! In addition to tea-laxing other Student Wellness departments will be there to help you relax your way through finals!

"Chew on This" is a new collaborative event brought to you by Duke Dining and Duke Nutrition Services where we look at how the food we choose affects our physical, mental and environmental health.

Thursday, 4/25/2019

Marketplace: 9am-11am

Encouraging Student Health and Wellness

Dear Duke Parents,

Although most of you aren’t as old as I am, my hope is that you might remember or be familiar with John Denver, a songwriter and performer who tragically died in a plane crash in 1997. I used to listen to John Denver’s songs all the time and I recently came across a video of him reciting a poem entitled, “Ambulance Down in the Valley.” My attention went to one particular verse:

Everyone else sucks. What is their problem!

You might think the signs of exhaustion are obvious, but sleep deprivation isn’t as obvious as you might think it is. Its effects creep up on us. Here are a few common manifestations of this sleep deprivation monster. 

You fidget a lot. And you don’t normally. 
You might think this is a reflection of your energy that just can’t be contained. But it can actually be a symptom of chronic sleep loss. Your body is going into to hyper-drive. Can’t stop moving might mean you need to stop.