HEALTHY SLEEP HABITS

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Sleep is essential for a person's health and well being, yet millions of people do not get enough sleep and many suffer from lack of sleep. Irritability and moodiness are a couple of the first signs a person experiences from lack of sleep. If a sleep-deprived person doesn't sleep after the initial signs, the person may then start to experience apathy, slowed speech and flattened emotional responses, impaired memory and an inability to be novel or multitask. This is not a good recipe for success in college. For the best levels of success both within the classroom, and in your personal life, developing healthy sleep habits is definitely a step in the right direction. There are many techniques you can use to improve your sleep hygiene. Not every technique works for everyone, but experiment until you find the things which work best for you.

Some of these techniques include : 1.) Set a regular bedtime. 2.) Wake up at the same time every day. 3.) When it is time to sleep, make sure the room is dark. 4.) Keep the noise down, make sure the room is cool, and make sure your bed is comfortable. 5.) Eat right and get regular exercise

RESOURCES:

helpguide.org

National Sleep Foundation

The Better Sleep Council