It’s 4am and I can’t sleep. I’ve tried everything and I’m going crazy. Help!
If counting sheep doesn’t work for you, the Health Nuts can help! Most college students need 8 to 9 hours of sleep each night. Getting enough sleep each night is just as important as eating healthy and exercising! If you can clock-in those 9 hours, you’ll see some exciting benefits:
- Better Memory: You’ll be able to learn and retain new info.
- Better Health: You’ll boost your immune response, making it easier for your body to fight off illness.
- Better Concentration: Completing homework assignments and writing essays becomes easier because you can focus.
- Better Mood: You’ll manage stress better and will be less likely to feel anxious, irritable, sad or worried.
One of the best things you can do if you are struggling to fall asleep is to create a “winding-down” period at night. This means putting your phone and laptop to bed, too! Try to avoid using technology for one hour before bed. The bright light of cell phones, tablets and computer screens send the wrong message to your body: it is telling you to stay awake. Here are some other Health Nut favs:
- Avoid caffeine after 3pm
- Minimize sleep distractions: use an eye mask and ear plugs
- Keep naps to 10-20 minutes
- Exercise daily. Try to finish your workout routine by 8pm, because exercising right before bed can keep you awake.
-The Health Nuts