Sleep 7-9 hours per night for heroic benefits! Regular sleep leads to better grades, memory, focus, and productively. In addition, sleep can lower stress, boost mood, and improve your mental well-being.
Develop Good Sleep Habits So You Can Soar!
Our bodies LOVE predictability. Create a sleep schedule for yourself by doing the same things before bed (like brushing your teeth, washing your face, and reading a book). Also, aim to go to bed and get up at approximately the same time every day, even on weekends and days off! This regular rhythm will make it easier for you to fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed!
Using technology before bed blocks the production of melatonin (your natural sleep hormone) and prevents you from getting quality sleep. Avoid social media / technology for at least 30 min. before bedtime and move your phone as far away from your bed as possible.
The effects of caffeine can be felt long after you finish your cup of joe. Avoid caffeinated beverages such as coffee, pop, energy drinks, and tea at least 6 hours before bedtime.
The most commonly reported barrier to sleep is stress. Reduce stress by incorporating mindfulness practices into your regular bedtime routine.Try relaxation techniques such as meditation, breathing exercises, a body scan, gentle yoga, light stretching, or practicing gratitude. Check out our mindfulness resources and activities to get started!
Alcohol may help you fall asleep quicker, but it interrupts your sleep cycle and causes poor sleep quality. This leads to waking up feeling groggy or tired the next morning. Limit drinking, especially before bed, to get the best rest and be the hero in class.
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