College Students & Stress

Students juggle numerous responsibilities and requirements during college. Many experience new living situations, demanding exam scheduled extracurricular college activities, side jobs and more. The “college experience” often requires late nights and irregular routines. In addition, there’s social media, mobile apps and other technology-based distractions competing for attention. When combined, such events and experiences can create stressful situations and negatively impact student health and academic outcomes.

In fact, post-secondary students noted the 3 factors impacting college performance most as:

1. STRESS
2. ANXIETY
3. POOR SLEEP
85%

feel overwhelmed by college demands

1/3

say stress negatively impacts academic performance

60%

suffer from poor sleep quality

College Students & Sleep

College students are known for running on little sleep throughout their higher education journey. Compounded with stressful schedules, this can have far-reaching impacts.
LOWER GRADE AVERAGES
DECREASED MOTIVATION
INCREASED LIKELIHOOD OF ADHD AND OTHER DISORDERS
POOR MEMORY
MORE

For students, learning to manage stress and sleep is key to academic performance and emotional well-being. For colleges and universities, it can impact retention, graduation rates and overall student outcomes. It is critical for institutions to develop a healthy college environment and provide effective solutions for students to manage stress and sleep effectively. This is especially true for those in college transitions- namely, freshmen and transfer students.

The CalmCircle Method for College

CalmCircle delivers proven stress relief and much-needed mental rest to college students. Students establish a personalized wellness practice using meditation, relaxation and mindfulness training. The innovative web-based program is designed to provide support and mental training in the classroom or the dorm room. The program is available to students 24/7 through smartphones, tablets and laptops.

THE GOAL: Through CalmCircles program, users learn lifelong skills in a curriculum-based setting. Practiced on a daily or regular basis, users become independent in these techniques so that when stress takes hold, they can reset themselves both mentally and physically.

4 METHODS FOR MANAGING STRESS & SLEEP

CalmCircle offers four simple ways for students to improve academic performance, enhance social skills, improve sleep quality, and achieve a successful college experience.

Pause

TIME REQUIRED:
2 minutes
CORE CURRICULUM:
Practical Methods for Everyday Events

REDUCE STRESS LEVELS
IMPROVE FOCUS
PROACTIVELY MANAGE CHALLENGES

Calm

TIME REQUIRED:
5-7 minutes
CORE CURRICULUM:
Guided Mindfulness Practice

MEDITATION
VISUALIZATION TECHNIQUES
STRESS RELIEF
RELAXATION

Sleep

TIME REQUIRED:
4-15 minutes
CORE CURRICULUM:
Audio-Only Techniques

PROVEN SLEEP HABITS
REJUVENATING REST
AWAKE-ASLEEP TRANSITIONS

Emergency

TIME REQUIRED:
1-3 minutes
CORE CURRICULUM:
Dedicated Sessions for High Stress

AS-NEEDED SESSIONS
INSTANT RELIEF
RESET STRESS LEVELS
BREATHING TECHNIQUES
PHYSICAL ADJUSTMENTS

CalmCircle Benefits College Students

Stress management and meditation are well-documented practices proven to positively impact health, production and attitude. CalmCircle’s system empowers users to take control of stress levels, leading to numerous benefits including increased focus, mental well-being and positivity.

IMPROVES

  • MEMORY
  • MENTAL CLARITY
  • FOCUS
  • DECISION-MAKING SKILLS
  • OVERALL WELL-BEING
  • PRODUCTIVITY
  • SLEEP QUALITY
  • HEALTHY HABITS
  • ENERGY & VITALITY
  • INTELLIGENCE

REDUCES

  • BURNOUT
  • STRESS
  • ILLNESS
  • DEPRESSION
  • MORE

CalmCircle Student Case Study

CalmCircle curriculum was integrated into select 2017 Spring Semester classes at Arizona State University. There were some great student outcomes.
84%

reduced stress

53%

improved overall well-being

41%

had better sleep quality

97%

said CalmCircle was valuable

85%

said CalmCircle improved the ability to manage high-stress situations

CalmCircle Sleep Revolution

CalmCircle was selected as a featured partner in the Huffington Post Sleep Revolution College Tour – Spring 2016.

Mindfulness Matters in Higher Education

“Recent studies have shown that adequate sleep is essential to feeling awake and alert, maintaining good health and working at peak performance. After two weeks of sleeping 6 hours or less a night, students feel as bad and perform as poorly as someone who has gone without sleep for 48 hours.New research also highlights the importance of sleep in learning and memory. Students getting adequate amounts of sleep performed better on memory and motor tasks than did students deprived of sleep.”

DR. LAWRENCE EPSTEIN
MD. Medical Director of Sleep HealthCenters
Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Board member and past President of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

CalmCircle Testimonials

“A great escape for graduate stress.”

ASHLEY D.

“CalmCircle is a brilliant, easy-to-use educational tool perfect for teaching students how to build their own personal mindfulness practice.”

ANTONIO A.

“It has been a gift this semester.”

MARY D.
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