Sleeping Hacks for Students

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Isabelle Tedrow – Contributor

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Sleeping is a very important. On average, humans need at least 8-9 hours a night, but falling asleep can be difficult.  Sleep restores the body and is important for brain and heart health.

For a more restful night, consider avoiding naps and caffeine. After school sometimes students take a nap,  but it’s good idea to take nap once in awhile.  Students shouldn’t take a four hour nap and then expect to sleep well at night. Naps can mess up your schedule for sleeping so it’s good idea to not take a long nap. It is a good idea to not  drink any caffeine before you go to bed because caffeine can be in your system 4-6 hours. Do not consume any caffeine or drink it in the morning only.

Going to bed might be easy for some people but others may need a few sleep hacks like putting lavender on a pillow or keeping the room temperature cooler.  Lavender helps by increasing slow waves in your brain to make people sleep better. Sleep environment is important for restful sleep.  When people are sleeping, the room temperature should be between 60 and 67 Degrees. There is a theory that if you keep your room cold and very dark with no lights, you can sleep better.

Taking a long, hot bath can calm down your muscles and relax you. So take a long hot bath before you go to bed.