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Sleep is essential for college students

Getting enough sleep is an integral part of staying healthy and relaxed while studying.

How to get enough sleep when you have so much to study and do lot of project work?

Listen to grandma what her experience has to say about getting enough sleep that is essential for college students.

  1. Take a nap: A short nap for 15 minutes can do wonders for the energy levels. Don’t nap in the evening hours close to during supper/dinner time. Ideal time to nap is after your lunch time.
  2. Sit on chair to work: Don’t make a habit of working on the bed. It makes going to sleep harder. Keep the work space and bed separate.
  3. Get full sleep: Whenever it is possible get full sleep. 7 to 9 hours sleep is needed for young adults to be active and to get full energy. If not possible every day, try it as many days as possible.
  4. Schedule: Keeping sleep times at same time can help to get good sleep. It might be harder with lot of work, but try.
  5. When you are sharing room with someone naturally you can be distracted with laughs, talk and discussion. Work with your roommate to get into a sleep schedule. If you don’t sleep enough, then concentrating in your lecturing classes can be tough.
  6. Study time: You may feel like studying longer hours in the night. Why not study from the beginning, make notes and review often. This will help you to perform better in your exams and projects. Not getting enough sleep can result in under performance regardless of how hard you study.
  7. Drinks: Avoid any type of caffeinated drink in the evening hours. Coffee can keep you awake for longer hours even if you want to go to bed.
  8. Dairy: Keeping a dairy and keeping track of your activities every night at same time will help you to get good sleep. As you speak your mind in the dairy you feel relaxed and it helps.
  9. Plan your day in such a way that you get enough sleep. Early to be, early to rise attitude helps. Train yourself to wake up early and early bird catches many more things than others!
  10. If someone is making fun of you for going to bed early, be it. Don’t worry. Your health is in your hand. When you are studying, you know your mind and body best. If you need to catch enough sleep then schedule your day accordingly and don’t bother about what others are saying.
  11. If you are unable to focus on your study at night and your performance is not up to the mark, then your body is trying to tell you that you need to change your habit and probably you need to make change in your routine – to wake up early and study. Early morning after a good night sleep, it is easy to focus your mind on studies.
  12. Keep your gadgets – smartphones, laptop, tablet , audio devices away when you go to bed. As you know light emitting from these devices can disturb your sleep.

A good night sleep is important not only for your health, also for your school, college performances and to do better in your all activities.

Listen to grandma:

Image credit: Image by Michael Drummond from Pixabay

Author: HealthyLife | Posted on: August 23, 2017

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