10 Amazingly Simple Tips For Students to Fall Asleep Faster
October 12, 2015
10 Amazingly Simple Tips For Students to Fall Asleep Faster!
We’ve all experienced being tired, lying in bed at night, wanting and trying desperately to sleep for a long period of time. This experience can be very frustrating, and even start a cycle of sleep deprivation, loss of concentration, and cognitive problems.
Tips to aid ‘fast’, regular sleep
1: Avoid Using Screens
Avoid using your phone, laptop/computer, and the TV for at least an hour before you go to bed.
2: Don't Eat Just Before Bedtime
Avoid eating for at least 2 hours before bedtime.
3: Don't Drink Stimulant Drinks
Do not drink stimulant drinks – e.g. tea, coffee, soft drinks – for at least 3 hours before bed.
4: Drink Just Milk Or Water
If you must have a drink close to bedtime, drink water or milk.
5: Relax With Others
Try to relax with your family and friends before bedtime.
6: Exercise Before Bed
Exercise gently before going to bed (exercise gently, if at all, just before going to bed; look to exercise more strenuously earlier in the day so that your body has enough time to wind down and recover before bed).
7: Stick To Regular Times
Go to bed at a regular time each day.
8: Turn Off Your Lights
Sleep in the dark; any artificial light can make it more difficult for your body to sleep.
9: Try To Turn Off Your Mind
Try to blank out all worries and relax; i.e. try to think of nothing before you drift off. Reading can help you to relax your mind.
10: Practise Breathing Exercises
Practise deep breathing techniques at night to oxygenate the lungs,
If your sleep deprivation persists, tell your parents and ask their advice. They may encourage you to attend the doctor.