Sacrificing sleep and pulling all-nighters may seem normal in college, but it doesn’t have to be. Lack of sleep can really affect your grades in college and your GPA is everything! Having a great GPA can mean the difference between getting your dream internship and fetching coffee for associates. There are a few things you can do to ensure that you’re getting a restorative night’s sleep in college. Follow these tips to improve your sleep.
- Bring a great mattress with you to college.
Whether you’re sleeping in a dorm or renting an apartment with fellow students, having a great mattress is everything. Really, it is. Factory Mattress has beds that can fit in your dorm and a wide selection of mattresses great for an apartment or house. An extra long twin will easily fit in a dorm room and offer the proper amount of support so you can sleep like you did when you lived at home. If you’re attending college in Austin or San Antonio we can even deliver your mattress to you on or off campus.
- Invest in black out curtains or a sleep mask.
Keeping your room as dark as possible will help you get a better night’s rest. Especially for those mornings when classes start late or during the weekend when you can sleep in a little. If you are sharing a dorm room, a sleep mask really comes in handy when your roommate has to stay up late to study or write a paper. When the room is dark, you will sleep better and longer.
- Develop a sleep routine.
Creating a sleep schedule isn’t just for kids. Give yourself a bedtime and try to stick to it. Also, do something relaxing at night if you can. Try reading a book that wasn’t assigned to you in a class or go for a walk with some friends. Avoid an intense workout before bed because that might give you energy so it will be harder to fall asleep.
- Avoid caffeine, energy drinks and soda at night.
Having coffee or other caffeinated drinks in the afternoon or at night can make it really hard to fall asleep at night. Limit the amount of these drinks you have throughout the day so you’ll sleep better. When you find yourself studying with friends at the campus coffee shop after class, order a tea a fruit juice instead of a triple venti espresso you normally go for.
Follow these sleep tips to establish great sleep habits while you’re away at college.