Sleep is a cornerstone of wellness
And while you chase dreams, your body is hard at work repairing and rebuilding cells, recharging the immune system and cardiovascular system and getting you prepared for another day of activity. This is all the more important when you are facing down a loaded schedule balancing social and academic commitments. So what faces do new college students face when it comes to sleeping?
Sleeping in college is rife with challenges
While college is usually the time people discover the outer limits of what caffeine can do to keep a human going, it is always important to seek a healthy sleep schedule. College poses a whole new set of challenges to your sleep health- from an unfamiliar environment to an increase in stress; from noise at night to the effects of substances; you may find it more difficult to find the rest you need.
Tips to help you fall asleep and stay asleep in college
- Establish regularity with your sleep schedule: shoot to be in bed and waking at about the same time every day.
- Don't exercise, eat a lot or drink alcohol before bed!
- Cut back on caffeine
- Control your sleep environment: keep your room dark and slightly cool
We help you determine what is stopping you from restful sleep
If you aren't getting the quantity or quality of sleep you need it is worth talking to a health professional. Sleep problems range from insomnia to restless leg syndrome; from sleep apnea to narcolepsy and many conditions in between. We focus on identifying lifestyle choices that could be preventing your from recouping during your 8 hours a night. From here, we determine whether you could benefit from medication or simple lifestyle adjustments to account for better sleep. If you are interested in improving your sleep life, give our office in Passaic a call to schedule an appointment today.