You’ve got your few first few months at university or college out of the way, and so the dreaded exam season will not be far off. This can only mean one thing: trying to cram in all the studying you can, whilst trying to get much needed rest too. Or perhaps you’re ahead of your study schedule but would benefit from a better sleeping routine? Well, we’ve compiled 5 tips to help you get a better night’s sleep. Check them out below!
I know scheduling in a set bedtime sounds childish but it really does help to get you into a routine. You’ll know when you should be going to bed, so once you stick to it, your body should adjust and will keep your biological clock in check. It’ll also help you get the right amount of sleep – this defers for everyone as different factors will determine roughly how long you should sleep for. Most adults tend to beneift from 7-9 hours sleep, depending on the person.
Instead of lounging around binge watching the latest TV show on Netflix in bed, or completing a last minute work deadline sat up before you go to sleep, get up and do it in a different place. This will help your body to differentiate between a relaxing or sleeping mode, helping you get a good night’s sleep!
Getting your groove on can help with a steady sleep. So get active and get involved in different types of exercise. From walking around a local park, to sweating yourself silly at an aerobics class, it all counts towards having a great sleep… the more you work and tire yourself out, the more sound sleep you’ll have.
It’s easy to throw yourself into bed and hope to get to sleep right away but this isn’t always the reality of it. So it’s best to try and unwind before going to sleep – whether it be trying yoga, reading a book that’s been on your shelf a while, or taking a bath with your latest bath bomb purchase, do something to unwind and relax. You’ll doze off in no time!
Just like Madonna’s Vogue, everyone strikes a pose when they’re sleeping. The healthiest position is to lie on your back, as it helps to reduce/prevent neck and back pain. But however you decide to sleep, make sure that your head and neck are supported, and that pressure isn’t put on your joints and muscles.
So there you have it, 5 ways to help you get a better night’s sleep. We hope the above tips help you with your sleeping routine, but if you’re needing other life advice such as different jobs you can get in your spare time, or how to save money to get you through to the next pay day or loan date, check out our other blogs.