The life of a student is often glamourised in the media as being little more than a few lectures here and there spread out with days and nights of partying and socialising. While the social element of any course is essential to your growth as an individual, the reality of the situation is that you will have to work hard throughout. Making sure you get the correct amount of rest and relaxation time to support your studies is vital.
This latest infographic from Eve Mattress provides a fascinating insight into just how important a good night’s sleep is to your well-being and provides tips and advice on getting suitable rest. For students, taking note of the advice will prove invaluable when it comes to improving brain performance for work and examinations.
Tips for Better Sleeping to Get Amazing Grades
From the infographic, we found the best tips for getting quality rest are:
- Regular exercise (as little as just 20-30 minutes per day) is enough to improve the quality of your sleep
- Keeping your sleep pattern consistent – such as going to bed and getting up at the same time every day – will help regulate your body clock
- Focusing on your breathing can make all the difference to quality sleep. Concentrate on taking long breaths in and out, increasing the length where possible. Such a technique is ideal for de-stressing and helping you unwind
- By increasing your exposure to natural sunlight, your body increases the production of melatonin, which in turn helps regulate your sleep-wake cycle
The importance for getting a good night’s sleep cannot be overstated. It’s important to remember that a tired mind and tired body will not support performance in your study, so making sure you follow a set routine over a prolonged period will make all the difference to how you feel and how efficient you are.