Are you having trouble getting the sleep you need at night? Do you find yourself asking “how can I get sleep?“, every day? A very important factor of getting a good nights sleep is maintaining a healthy sleeping schedule. It is understandable that your daily schedule may not allow you to have a perfect sleep cycle; however, you should try to keep your sleep schedule as consistent as possible within an hour or two every night. Waking up and going to bed at the same time every night will keep you energized and more refreshed during the day than if you were to change your sleep schedule from day to day.
Setting a certain bed time can be a bit difficult, especially if you are a college student. You could be tied down the whole day with all kinds of activities. So where do you make up that sleep? When I was in college, I was busy with classes in the morning, then hockey practice in the afternoon. By the time I finished my homework, on some nights, it was already midnight; two hours later than when I went to bed the night before. So I was constantly thinking to myself, how can I get sleep.
What helped me through my busy schedule was taking a nap during the day. However, when taking a nap you want to keep it short, trying to keep the nap time between fifteen to thirty minutes long. If you nap longer than that, it could defeat the purpose of recharging your body, and just make you more tired. Furthermore, you should try to take your nap in the afternoon so it gives your body a chance to wind down before actual bed time. All these factors could help you maintain a healthy sleeping schedule and perhaps allow you to be more active during the day.