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Hot Girls are Well Rested! Five Tips For Getting the Rest You Need:

  1. Turn your room into a sleep sanctuary!

To begin, let’s start with the environment you are sleeping in. Your room should be your very own sleep palace and sanctuary. Your bed should only be used for sleep and sex! Yes, we know it is just SO tempting to do homework on top of your plush comforter surrounded by satin pillows and a fuzzy blanket but try to keep outside work from your sanctuary as it takes away from its peacefulness. Create a sanctuary that’s tranquil and relaxing. Buy quality bedding, pillows, blankets, and even a good teddy bear to snuggle. Light a candle or incense, or even invest in an essential oil machine. Lavender and chamomile are scientifically proven to benefit sleep!

2. Establish a relaxing bedtime routine!

Throughout the day you are busy. Running from class to class, work, studying, hitting the gym, and of course, hanging with friends. Make sure you take the time before bed to unwind from all the chaos you endure in your busy college life. The mind needs time to ease before it can be ready to sleep. At least an hour before bed, engage in a relaxing activity you enjoy. Take a warm shower, do a face mask, drink some tea, stretch, or meditate. Whatever your body likes to do to unwind, do it! Make sure to avoid activities that may be more stimulating or stressful. No need to be stalking your ex on Instagram or reading over the comments your teacher left on your paper! These types of activities break the zen needed for your mind to unwind and fall asleep.

3. Naps!

Hot girls love taking naps. When you do, try to do it earlier in the day, at least five hours before bedtime or else it will affect your sleep. Naps should be 20 to 30 minutes, or a full hour and a half. There are four stages to the sleep cycle and the whole cycle is about an hour long. When napping, you want to remain within the first two stages or else you’ll fall into the deepest and most restorative stages. Waking up in stages three and four will have you feeling groggy and disoriented when you arise. If a 20 to 30 minute nap just doesn’t cut it, try a super nap, which is sleeping for a full 90 minutes. This will ensure you go through one full rotation of the sleep cycle and have you waking up during the first two stages which is optimal. Super naps will help with cognitive functioning and memory

4. 7+ hours of sleep per night!

We’ve all heard it before, but you need at least 7 hours of sleep per night to function efficiently! As a college student this can be very difficult. Between the constant schedule changes, and weekends that have your sleep schedule doing a full 360, it is really hard to keep the times you go to bed and wake up consistent. If you can’t align your bedtimes, at least make sure you are hitting the bare minimum of hours you need in a night. Sleep helps your body and mind rest and repair which is essential to obtaining the energy your body needs to function properly and cope with the stressfulness of being a college student. Sleep is also crucial for your memory and concentration! Want to ace all your exams? Start prioritizing sleep! Sleep helps your brain process information and boosts your memory. Not getting enough sleep makes it difficult to absorb information as the brain is unable to focus efficiently.

5. Don’t bring your worries to bed!

Yes, we all experience the bedtime anxieties. Our minds constantly racing over every worry we’ve had within the last 24 hours. Tossing and turning, constantly checking the time, and repeating that one horrifying thing that happened to you 10 years ago over and over in your head. Stressful thoughts can cause the body to secrete the stress hormone cortisol, which is associated with increasing alertness. Try keeping a sticky note or notepad next to your bed. Right before going to sleep, write down every worry and anxiety that is running through you head. Don’t write out sentences, but jot down words, feelings, phrases that are stressing you out. It can be as simple as “calc exam,” or “stupid boy.” When you’re done writing these things down, physically move them to the other side of the room or tear the list to pieces. This way, you’ll get all the worries out by physically placing them outside your brain. Remember, when going to bed, you worries aren’t needed. There is nothing you can do about them at that moment anyway!

The list of benefits sleep has on your body, mind, and overall wellbeing could go on for days! Prioritizing sleep can be hard, but once you start, you’ll never want to turn back to dreadful nights of 4-5 hours only.

Hot girls get a good night of sleep, hot girls are well rested, and hot girls prioritize their overall well-being! It’s your turn, YOU ARE A HOT GIRL!

Mel Matts Aspiring Journalist and blogger :)
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