Quality Sleep


TOP Ways to Get A Better Night's Sleep

  1. Avoid studying and doing course work in your bed. Only use your bed for sleeping and relaxing.
  2. Relax 30 minutes to one hour prior to going to sleep; try a hot shower, warm bath, reading, or listening to relaxing music.
  3. Exercise on a regular basis in the morning or early afternoon.  Do not exercise several hours before bedtime; your body requires several hours to relax after exercise.
  4. Go to bed about the same time each night. Have a regular set bedtime.
  5. Get up at the same time every day. A regular waking time, to include weekends, will help with your nightly sleep quality.
  6. Make sleep a priority in your life, schedule social activities accordingly.
  7. Don’t eat a large meal prior to bedtime, your body needs several hours to digest food. Spicy, heavy, or greasy foods can cause indigestion, which interferes with sleep.
  8. Cut back on your caffeine in the late afternoon and evening. Caffeine can affect your ability to sleep well for an estimated 8 hours after consumption.
  9. Keep your bedroom cool and dark to help promote better nightly sleep.