How Can I Get More Sleep in College?

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Hello, and thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I am a new college student and I’m still adjusting to the college lifestyle. One of the biggest challenges that I am having is getting enough sleep. I was wondering if you have any strategies that you can share with me regarding getting enough sleep in college. I understand that my grades, my physical health, and my mental well-being depend on me sleeping well. Are there any strategies or tips that I can follow to improve the quality of my sleep in college? Thank you!

This is a great question, and you are 100 percent correct! It is important to make sure that you get enough sleep, especially in college. If you are new to college, then you may need some time to adjust. A college schedule is very different from a high school schedule. You have a lot more autonomy and control over what you do from day to day. At the same time, it is very important for you to make sure that you sleep sufficient hours and that your sleep is deep enough. Always keep in mind that sleep hygiene is an important part of your overall health.

First, avoid caffeine in the afternoon. This can be tough for a college student because young adults in college tend to feel tired in the afternoon and want to power through the day with another energy drink, sugary soda, or cup of afternoon coffee. These afternoon crashes are caused by late nights, all-nighters, and difficulty sleeping in a new dorm room. Even though you need a boost in the afternoon, consuming caffeine later in the day can aggravate this problem. Having a soda or coffee in the afternoon can affect your bedtime routine, making it harder to fall asleep and perpetuating the cycle of poor sleep health.

Second, avoid screens before bed. It is normal for college students to look at computers, TVs, phones, and tablets all day and most of every night. However, this doesn’t mean that it is healthy. These screens emit blue light, which stimulates the brain. When the brain is stimulated by blue light, it is harder to relax. Try to avoid blue light-emitting screens before bed.Put away your phone at least an hour before you go to bed. Believe it or not, this will make it easier to fall asleep.

Finally, college students should consider natural remedies to improve their sleep habits. This could include health supplements such as CBD oil.* Many college students experiment with cannabis, whether it’s legal in their state or not. CBD oil does not have a legality problem because it is legal under U.S. federal law, and does not have the intoxicating qualities of full-strength marijuana.

Any college student over the age of 18 should be able to find CBD oil in a retail store or by purchasing online. Some CBD brands, like Cornbread Hemp, even offer a student discount using the VerifyPass system.

CBD oil users are not at risk of developing an addiction to it because it is non- intoxicating. For some, it may be difficult to notice any effects of the CBD oil at all, except that it helps them fall asleep naturally and get a good night’s sleep.

To recap: college students trying to get better sleep should avoid caffeine and blue light- emitting screens before bedtime, and they should look for a natural sleep-inducing remedy like CBD oil to help them close out their busy day on campus. These simple fixes can go a long way toward helping people relax at night and get deep, refreshing sleep. Sleep is important for college students because it recharges the brain. These tips have been shown to work for many students. So if you’re also struggling with sleep, give them a try!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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