Many students compromise their sleep quality to review, thinking that staying up late at night could help them get high grades. But many studies concluded that enough sleep is the significant factor that allows young and old students to get straight A’s.
For the past few years, college students have tended to sleep earlier to relax their minds after a lengthy review. But, students in this generation are different. They tend to sleep only for two to three hours per night, which does not do any good to anyone’s health.
Keep in mind that sleep quality is one of the essential factors that helps a student succeed academically. It is a priceless aspect that consolidates and fixes anyone’s memories while preventing them from being forgotten. Without enough sleep, all the time and hard work you spent will be worthless.
If you are a student and having a hard time getting enough sleep, I got you! In this post, I will share some effective tips I know that would help you get 8-9 hours of sleep without compromising your academic grades.
So, scroll down to read further.
Staying and following the natural sleep and wake cycle of our body is the best way to have a better sleep. A person who strictly follows a regular sleep and wake schedule feels more energized and refreshed than those who don’t.
Set A Time To Sleep And Wake Up
For example, your sleeping time is 10 pm, and you will wake up at 6 am. You need to follow this pattern every single day to sync in with the internal clock of your body. By doing so, you can also get better sleep quality.
To set your sleeping time, you should decide what time you usually feel tired. If you follow your sleep and wake schedule, your body will automatically wake you up without an alarm. On the other hand, if your body still requires an alarm to awaken, adjusting your bedtime at an earlier time is recommended.
Do Not Change Your Sleeping Schedule
This means that you still need to sleep at 10 am and wake up at 6 am, whether it is weekday or weekend. This is because if you follow different sleeping schedules, you will experience the worse jet-lag.
Be sure to get at least a 45-minute daytime nap instead of extending your wake-up time. This is a smart way of paying off your sleep debt without changing the sleep and wake schedule you set.
Be Smart About Napping
As I mentioned earlier, napping is an effective and smart way to pay off your lost sleep. On the other hand, if you find it hard to sleep at night, extended daytime napping is a big No. But, if you can’t fight yourself to take a daytime nap, be sure to do it early afternoon for 20 minutes max.
Fight After-Dinner Drowsiness
If you feel sleepy after eating dinner or earlier than your set sleeping time, there are lots of things you can do to remove your drowsiness. You may consider texting your loved ones, doing the dishes, or even folding your new-laundered clothes. If you sleep earlier than your expected sleeping time, there’s a high chance that you will wake up in the middle of the night. If that happens, you may struggle to sleep again. This can still cause you to experience jet-lag.
Expose Yourself Under the Sunlight Early in the Morning
After a few minutes of getting up from your bed, the next thing you should do is expose yourself to the sunlight. For instance, you can take your coffee outside or take your dog for an early walk. The morning sunlight touching your face will keep you awake and active the whole day.
By following all the tips I mentioned above, you will wake up with an attentive and focused mind. This means that you will not have a hard time remembering all the things you have reviewed. Do not forget to refresh your memory by gliding through the pages of your reviewer one more time after you wake up.