August 16, 2018

As the most resident-friendly community of Mizzou student apartments, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to help our residents live their best, healthiest lives. This week, we’re doing that by talking about the most important thing in most people’s lives; sleep! Being a college student often means wanting to sacrifice sleep in the name of studying or working, but that usually isn’t the smartest move. Losing sleep causes you to lose your ability to think rationally, react quickly and come up with creative solutions. If you’re going to survive this fall semester, you’ll have to do all three of those things on a daily basis.

 

With that in mind, we’ve decided to compile a list of tips you can use to fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer and wake up feeling refreshed every morning. If you’re struggling to fall asleep at night, or stay asleep throughout the night, the tips in this post should help!

 

Without further delay, let’s dive right into the list of blog tips below. When you’re done reading through this week’s blog, please be sure to share the link to this page with your friends and neighbors at your community of Mizzou apartments.

 

Take a cold shower before bed

 

Your body needs to cool down before it can fall asleep, and that came sometimes take awhile when you’ve been out in the Texas heat all day. Luckily, there’s an simple, easy way to get your body to cool down a little faster; a cold shower! Try taking one right before you’re ready to go to bed, and see if you don’t fall asleep more quickly.

 

Make sure your room is completely dark

 

There are a lot of little lights in your room that you might not notice during the day. We’re talking about the lights on your power strips and the little lights on your phone and laptop chargers. Those little lights can have a big effect on the quality of your sleep, so we recommend covering the lights with blankets or pillow before bed. The darker your room, the better you’ll sleep!

 

Keep your phone out of reach

 

This last piece of advice is also the hardest one to follow. A lot of people fall asleep while using their phone, but that’s not really the best way to fall asleep. Next time you’re using your phone in bed, pay attention to how long it takes you to fall asleep after you put the phone down. It can take up to 30 minutes for brain activity to quiet down after your eyes have been looking at a screen. Instead of making yourself stay up longer by using your phone at night, put it out of reach after you set your alarm.

 

With that, we’ve reached the end of our list of helpful sleep tips! We’re so glad you were able to take some time out of your busy schedule to hang with us here on the University Place blogs page, and we hope that you feel like you learned a little something from this week’s post! If we’ve done our jobs, you should be experiencing better sleep in no time.

 

We’ll be back in a few weeks with another brand new blog post for our residents. If you enjoyed this week’s blog and want to read more like it in the future, please be sure to bookmark our blogs page so you can easily check back in a couple weeks when our next post goes live on the site. Until then, make sure you’re following University Place on social media! That’s the fastest, easiest way to ensure you’re always among the first to hear about resident events, promotions and giveaways going on at your community of affordable apartments near Mizzou.

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