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Health Behavior and Health Information

Anytime we go online, turn on the TV, or read a magazine or newspaper, we are confronted with a seemingly endless stream of messages about our health – how to harm it and how to improve it. Often these messages can be confusing because they contradict each other even though they all seem to be supported by scientific studies and persuasive testimonials. So how do you know which ones you should believe?

To decide whether a message is legitimate and therefore beneficial to you, you have to determine whether it comes from a credible source. Watch this video to understand where health information comes from and how to assess its reliability so that you can become a critical consumer of health information.

To help you get started on the path to improving your sleep, try filling out this 2-week sleep diary:

Sleep Diary

Completing this sleep diary can help you identify patterns in your schedule and behaviors you engage in that might be interfering with your sleep.