Always Tired? Try These Tips

by Madeleine Smith on April 7, 2017

In life, you can only be certain about death and taxes (looking at you Ben Franklin).  In college, you can only be certain about finals and being exhausted.  All nighters studying for exams are common, but they may actually be hurting your grades.  Getting on a regular sleep schedule is one of the best things you can do, but it's easier said then done.  Here are some tips to help you get a better night's sleep!

1. Consistency Is Key
We get it, there is nothing better than sleeping in on a Saturday but your body works best on a routine.  Try going to sleep and waking up at the same time everyday.  It's better to take a nap during the day than to sleep in late! 

2. Turn It Off
Turning off your electronics (*cough cough* including your phone) an hour before you lay down can help you go to sleep faster and feel better rested when you wake up. 

3. Work Out
Exercising during the day can result in a better night's sleep.  Be sure to listen to your body, sometimes working out too close to bedtime can make it harder to drift off.  If this is the case for you, work out earlier in the day. 

4. Don't Hit Snooze
It is better to set your first alarm a little later than to snooze a time or two.  If you are having trouble breaking your snooze button habit, click here

5. Wear Socks
It is scientifically proven (people study weird stuff) that having warm limbs positively correlates with falling asleep faster.  Put on a pair of socks and start counting sheep or pizza, you do you!