How To Sleep Well and Wake Up Rested

How To Sleep Well And Wake Up Rested

Getting enough quality sleep is extremely important for our physical and mental health. It has a dramatic effect on our concentration levels throughout the day and can greatly boost or hinder how effective you are at studying.
The first tip we have is to establish a routine. Going to bed and waking up around the same time everyday can help regulate our bodies natural sleep-wake cycle. Having a set time for going to bed can also help avoid 'over-studying' and gives you time to wind down before bed.
Try to create a broader routine about going to bed rather than just setting a time deadline. As we’ve mentioned before its important to give your brain time to relax before sleeping. This routine can consist of many different things like reading a book, having a warm bath, meditating or our personal favourite, a cup of noncaffeinated tea such as camomile or peppermint.
Try to limit your screen time before bed. In today’s world this can be even more difficult for students as many of the most helpful resources are now exclusively online. It’s important to stop watching screens before you sleep however as the blue light emitted from them can disrupt your sleep-wake cycle. This can dramatically lower your quality of sleep leaving you feeling very tired in the morning dispite the fact you got to bed early the night before.
Try to avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. Each of these substances can make it difficult to fall asleep and cause you to wake up far earlier than you would like. If your planning on having a coffee during the day, try and drink it earlier in the day as caffeine can stay in your system for up to 10 hours, long after you stop feeling most of it's effects.
Try to wake up ‘naturally’ without an alarm. As the sun begins to dawn your body will naturally take note of the increasing light and wake you up slowly rather than suddenly as it would with an alarm. If you would prefer to use an alarm or don’t have immediate access to natural light in the morning, try to choose a gentle alarm tone and avoid hitting the snooze button!
Remember, your education is extremely important but it cannot be allowed to take precedent over your personal health and well-being. If your feeling overwhelmed with the volume of material you have to study, you’re certainly not the only one! Try to talk with a family member, a friend or a trusted confidant like the your school Principal about your concerns. 


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