In life, but especially in college, getting a proper amount of sleep is important! If we don’t get enough, we feel irritable and drained. Here are 3 quick tips that have definitely helped me sleep soundly at night!
I know not everyone like to exercise, but it honestly helps your sleep patterns! From either walking around campus or going to the gym, these physical activities stretch your muscles and tire you out so as a result, you can fall asleep faster at night. I can personally attest to this. Each morning after I workout, I feel more rested and relaxed and I tend not to wake up in the middle of the night. The Burns Rec Center has amazing workout classes like ab lab and boxing boot camp. They’re all free to full-time students. What’s better than working up a good sweat and sleeping better?
2. Hot Shower Before Bed!
Taking showers at night before bed definitely makes me feel more relaxed and ready to sleep. A hot shower decreases your metabolic activity, like in heart rate and breathing, causing your body to feel tired. It’s perfect way to fall asleep faster and sleep through the entire night!
3. Put Those Phones and Laptops Away!
While laying in bed before falling asleep, it is very easy to spend hours on your phone. However, spending this time on your phone can really disturb your sleep cycle. Studies have shown that being exposed to the blue and white light from our devices before bed prevents our brains from releasing melatonin: a hormone that tells us it’s time to sleep. When getting ready for bed, put those devices away!