Helping ECU students deal with the stress of finals

Published: Dec. 4, 2019 at 8:47 PM EST
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Finals week has rolled around again, which means heightened stress for college students.

That's why ECU is providing stress-relief activities throughout the week all over campus, including at the Health Sciences Student Center, where they brought Insomnia Cookies and therapy dogs Wednesday.

Experts said taking regular breaks like these and making more time for sleep will help students during finals. "We know that they're probably not treating themselves the best in terms of sleep, hydration, things like that and so we try to create situations in which they can kind of put themselves in a better mindset, mentally and physically, so that they're ready for their finals," said Emily Theys, the graduate and professional student programming coordinator for ECU.

Theys said they will provide more opportunities like this the rest of this week and the beginning of next week at the Health Sciences Student Center for anyone else who needs a break.

Final exams officially begin Thursday, December 5th and end a week later on Thursday, December 12th.