Stress less, sleep more
Posted on Oct 03, 2012 in Opinion
There are really two kinds of sleep: good sleep or bad sleep. As college students, we can take our sleeping quite seriously. Sure, we can have a good night’s sleep, but then exams roll on in and we have to kick studying into high gear. This kick causes us to sleep less and doze off more. Yes, it is nice a feeling every once in a while to doze off studying or in class, but think about the consequences.
Your teachers become aggravated with you, or your grade can suffer because of a bad test grade. So you try to keep yourself up when you feel that doze creep up on you.
Stress can also cause sleep deprivation. We stress over grades, family problems, relationships, and all that jazz. Stress can also seem like it’s hard to get rid of, but fear not because there is a simple solution to help deter stress: naps.
I’m sure everyone on the planet knows that a nap can be an excellent refresher. I used to stress over a lot of things, then I discovered the power of a good nap. So next time you feel stressed don’t let it ruin a good night’s sleep! Just take a nap after a class or after lunch. But be sure to fit it into your daily schedule!
Even though stress is a big reason why people have a hard time falling asleep, there is an even bigger reason. Technology is most likely the major reason why people have trouble falling asleep. Think about it guys. We all call, text, tweet, email, instagram or whatever at night; I’m guilty of watching Netflix before I fall asleep. Even while we are sleeping our phones can go off and interrupt a good night’s sleep. However, some people can sleep so deeply that the phone doesn’t even bother them. Although this may be the case, I’m sure a lot of people would actually answer the phone and immediately fall back asleep.
The point is that there are many reasons why we have bad sleep. It’s up to us as the sleepers to actually fix the problem ourselves to get back that achievement of sleeping well. The eight hours of sleep can actually make a difference during the week.
Everyone is going to pull an all-nighter during their college nights, but that can affect performance. Another way to help with sleep deprivation would be to turn off your phone before you sleep, or at least silence it. So stress less and sleep more!