Superior sleepPublished 12/13/2017 1:54pm, by Scholarship Media Sponsored Advertising Content
To the experts: I have a simple question that I'm sure will have a complicated answer: how do I get better sleep? I know that sleep is important and I know that there are tons of benefits to maintaining a good sleep cycle. But I'm having trouble sleeping properly here at school. I'm sure the solution is as complicated as the causes, which are all over the place: my roommate snores (he says I do, too!), I'm in a new and unfamiliar place, my bed isn't comfortable, my room is cold, I'm working late (and partying late, too)... and so on. Can the experts give me any tips?
From the experts: Sleep certainly is important — and not enough of us get the amount we need. Experts say we should sleep between 7 and 9 hours a night (the exact amount that we need varies from person to person). . That may not be as bad as some of us assume, but it's still less than ideal. Of course, some students sleep more than others — and studies show that those differences register on report cards. . No wonder we get so many questions like yours!
You're right, of course, that the causes of your rough sleep patterns are all over the place. And you can, in fact, address these things one by one. You may not be able to upgrade your bed or mattress in your dorm room, but you can get softer and cozier sheets and blankets. The comfort experts at Plumeria Bay point out that duvets and duvet covers are good options for college students: duvets are big, comfy, and warm, and are conveniently removable and washable. As for snoring, there are solutions there too. Experts in snoring and sleep apnea and are battling against the remarkably common issue of snoring ().
There are also, however, some steps you can take to tackle your sleep patterns more broadly. Rather than address each individual thing messing with your sleep, you may find that it helps to take a broad view of your sleep patterns. , and you can do the same thing yourself with a pen and paper. Recording when and how well you sleep can give you a sense of what's going wrong: maybe you sleep more poorly after hard-partying weekend nights, and ought to take it a little easier. Maybe you're allowing your bedtime to drift later and later as the week goes on, or maybe you're simply not waking up when you should —throwing your schedule off for the next day. Track and realign these macro patterns, and you may find that your sleep schedule can return to normal without many changes to the smaller things you identify as causes of your sleep deprivation.
“Put my head under my pillow, and let the quiet put things where they are supposed to be.” — Stephen Chbosky