There are about seven weeks of school left in the semester, and I’m sure the last thing you’re thinking about is your sleep, or lack thereof. Those ZZZZZ’s are important. Studies show that healthy amounts of sleep are directly related to improved mood, increased cognitive ability, decreased risk of depression, better management of stress, and increased immune system, to list a few. Those sound pretty good! So if you’re struggling to get those 7-8 hours, here are a few tips:

Student Sleeping
Students enjoy a beautiful afternoon on the lawn at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. September 27, 2016.
  • Turn off all screens at least 30 minutes before bed;
  • No caffeine after 2 pm;
  • PJ’s send a sleep friendly message to your body (If you wear it to the gym, don’t wear it to bed);
  • Ease your way to sleep by writing a gratitude list and/or treating yourself to caffeine-free tea.

For more sleep resources, check out these sites: Sleep Stories, Sleep Science and More, How to Get Better Sleep.

 Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world. – Heraclitus, Fragments