4 Ways I Get Sleep as a College Student
Start writing a post
Entertainment

4 Ways I Get Sleep As A College Student

Sleep can be hard to get, especially if you're a college student.

71
https://unsplash.com/photos/CwIU33KGToc
https://unsplash.com/photos/CwIU33KGToc

Sleep can be hard to get, especially if you're a college student. But it doesn't have to be. During my first year of college, I was staying up late regularly to study, finish any homework, or to work on a paper. I was in a mode where I was telling myself that this is what college students do. If I don't stay up, I won't get the grade that I'm "supposed to get." However, after I completed my first year I was exhausted and mentally drained.

My body went into a state where no matter the amount of sleep I got for a few weeks, I remained tired. I told myself that during my second year, I wouldn't do that to myself again. I decided to do some research and use the skills that my therapist showed me before. So far, I'm waking up with a lot more energy and I'm able to function a lot better. Here are four ways I get sleep as a college student.

1. I Created a Routine

I'm a Taurus and we're known for routines, but somehow adequate sleep was left out of it for a period of time. Having a routine has allowed me to stay on track and make sure that I'm completing all of my assignments, getting in adequate study time, and enough sleep (at least 7-9 hours). Once you've created a routine, it can be hard to stick to it at first, but keep going. Soon enough, you'll be sticking to it and hopefully seeing change.

2. I Practice Yoga

Yoga has a plethora of benefits such as improved energy, circulatory health, decreasing of stress, relieve anxiety, and most importantly (in the context of this article) sleep. It may be kind of hard to do yoga in your dorm room but there are exercises that you can do sitting on your bed right before you go to sleep. Yoga calms the mind and body, which allows you to actually rest while sleeping as well as get as much of the benefits as possible.

3. I Sprinkle Lavender Essential Oil on My Pillow Before Bed

Lavender is incredibly calming. In addition to sprinkling the lavender oil on my pillow, I put a few drops on my temples, front and back of my neck, wrists, and behind the ears. This also aids in relaxation and being able to get rest. However, If you're sensitive to the smell of essential oils I wouldn't recommend this.

4. I Meditate

Along with yoga, meditation is an important part of my routine. Meditation relieves stress and improves your mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Personally, meditation has allowed me to gain clarity and awareness with myself and my body. It's a great way to get into a sleep that is peaceful and relaxed.

I hope that my ways of getting sleep as a college student can be beneficial to you in some way. Sleep is important and although being a college student takes a lot of time and effort, it doesn't have to damage our health completely.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

That's right, you heard that correctly: Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich called off their engagement after the couple originally announced their engagement in July after beginning to date in March.

Keep Reading... Show less
Swoon

Demi Lovato's Called-Off Engagement Reminds Us Of The Importance Of Taking Our Time In Relationships

While this may be another hardship she sadly has to endure, I know she will find a way to inspire and help others through it.

2846

I am heartbroken.

Keep Reading... Show less

We all love a good ol' sappy Christmas movie and this year, the Hallmark Channel is finally giving us what we want: diversity.

Keep Reading... Show less

September is Suicide Awareness Month, providing an opportunity to raise awareness, further educate yourself, and remember the reality that mental illnesses present. Yet it's critical to understand that suicide awareness is not an annual Instagram hashtag to use and forget. Actively advocating for mental health resources, progress in education, and a broken stigma is an everyday ask — an activity that we can each participate in.

Keep Reading... Show less
digitaltrends.com

Freshly popped buttered popcorn in your lap and a glass full of crisp Coca-Cola is at your side. All the lights are turned off and you are tucked into a cozy blanket. You have the whole day off and no responsibilities besides refilling your popcorn bucket. Now all you have to do is decide on what movie to watch, but you know one movie will not fulfill your need of relaxing all day. A movie marathon is the only answer to your problem. In case you did not know what movie series to start with, try a few of these.

Keep Reading... Show less
A Touch Of Teal

It's the oldest story in the world: one day a new tv show comes on and you fall in love with each character and their story. In 2003, the show "One Tree Hill" was born and stole the hearts of fans of many ages. Torn between the sweet, underdog Lucas and tough, popular boy Nathan, people became hooked through the family and relationship drama the characters went through.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

12 Starbucks Iced Drinks You NEED In Your Life

Must-try beverages brought to you by your local barista.

659290
FoodBeast

Be kind to your baristas, they can make you some pretty great drinks. With the temperature rising and the days getting longer, it's approaching the time to find your summer staple to keep you cool (and caffeinated) over the next few months.

Keep Reading... Show less
E!

"Keeping Up With The Kardashians" is coming to an end after 20 seasons of intense drama, family bonding, and Scott Disick. It's sad for some and a relief for others who find the show way overhyped.

Keep Reading... Show less
www.instagram.com

Starbucks is known for its infamous coffee and espresso drinks, but they're definitely isn't enough love shown for the non-coffee drinks. Being a barista myself, I've come to try all of the following drinks. And let me tell you…they're amazing. So if you aren't a huge fan of coffee or if you're just sick of the same old same old, here are some new drinks to keep your inner white girl alive and thriving.

SEE MORE: Starbucks Has Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cold Brew And OMG It Has Pink Foam

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments