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Why Sleep is Important for Success: Good sleep can boost your cognition, or thinking skills, and memory. Insufficient sleep can worsen them.
Poor sleep has been associated with physical issues such as weight gain. It may also decrease the effectiveness of your immune system, leading to more colds, coughs, and sniffles.
Here are 10 tips to try to help you get into the right frame of mind for sleep:
- Avoid caffeine at night, and limit it during the day.
- Skip alcohol before bed.
- Create a sleep schedule, and stick to it.
- Don't sleep in on weekends or days when you have a late class; wake up close to the same time every day.
- Put books and homework away at least 30 minutes to an hour before bedtime.
- Don't study or work on your computer in bed.
- Exercise earlier in the day, never just before bed.
- Don't watch TV just before bed.
- Sleep with earplugs and use an eye pillow to drown out any bright lights and the noise of loud roommates or dorm mates.
- Turn out the lights when it's time to go to bed; a bright room will keep you awake.
Establishing healthy sleep habits in college will do wonders for your long-term health.