Getting enough sleep is a crucial part of your health and supports your learning. Find some helpful tips to improve your sleeping habits.
Prioritising your sleep
Sleep helps you process all the information you've taken in during the day, and enhances your memory ability. The amount of sleep you get affects how you are feeling. When you are feeling good, you are more open to new experiences and have a greater ability to take in new information. You are also more creative, and can solve problems better.
Looking to create a better sleep routine? Forming a new routine can take about three weeks. Even if you find yourself laying awake or tossing and turning, persist with the new routine and eventually your body will readjust and learn it is time to sleep.
In that transition phase, try reading, listening to music, writing in a journal or drawing. Resist the temptation to reach for your phone or computer, it will stimulate your mind and wake you back up.
Check out some of our other tips to help you get into a better routine.
Tips for a good night’s sleep
- Sleep in a dark room, or use eye guards,
- Get the room temperature just right
- Turn off all devices
- Use earplugs to block out sound
- Avoid caffeine after 3pm
- Stick to the same bedtime each night
- Wake up at the same time each morning