The life of a student consists of continuous chaos and creation on a daily basis. From going to class, to attempting to knock down the endless stream of assignments that just keep piling up. Not only do you have to do all of that, you also need to sleep. Here are some tips that might help you improve your sleep habits.
Why Sleep is Important
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults ages 18 to 60 years old need to be getting seven or more hours of sleep every night. Getting that amount of sleep can be difficult in the life of a student. But sleep can dramatically affect your Circadian rhythms, which influence sleep-wake cycles, eating habits and digestion, body temperature and many other factors that can affect your health.
Regular Sleep Schedules
Having a regular sleep schedule can dramatically improve the quality of your sleep, and help your body know when it’s time to rest. This can have a fireback effect though, if you sleep at very irregular hours of the day (such as in the early hours of the day, or the afternoon).
A Comfortable Environment is Key
If you feel it’s time to go to sleep, make sure you do it in a comfortable place such as your bed or sofa. Bad posture and positions can affect your sleep in a negative way.
GET OFF THE PHONE! (and the Effects of Blue Light)
Your phone emits blue lights to your eyes, which tells your brain it is time to be awake. Blue lights affect your sleep quite dramatically, and excessive strain of the eyes can impair your vision, sometimes causing permanent damage.
Most phones and computers have a night mode, which helps decrease the amount of blue lights and strain on your eyes. I would highly recommend using it to improve your sleep and peripheral health.