Getting a good night sleep will help you with your class work, perform better on exams, help you focus, and keep you healthy. Are you feeling well rested? If not, adjusting your sleep habits may be that quick fix you are looking for.

sleep1 Get your body’s clock ticking.

 Going to bed and waking up at the same time each day will get your body into a pattern helping you get a better night sleep.

 Bedtime rituals can get you in the “mood.”

Relaxing activities like reading a book or listening to calming music before going to bed can make it easier to fall asleep. Avoid overusing electronics before going to sleep, as some experts say that artificial light may interfere with sleep.

Put a cap on the naps.

You may think long afternoon naps are beneficial, but if you are having trouble sleeping at night, too much sleep during the day may be to blame. If you must nap, limit them to about 10 to 30 minutes.

Plan your day around your Z’s.

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Waiting until the end of the night to study or complete schoolwork can effect both your academics and sleep. You are most productive during the day, so use those hours wisely!

Following these tips can help you have a healthier and more productive semester! Start sleeping today!

Written by Rachel Kile, Peer Educator.

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