Sleep is important, especially when you have to study and attend classes. Sleep powers the mind and allows the body to reset for the next day. The impact of getting a bad night’s sleep could affect your performance in school. How can you sleep in a way that sets you up for academic success? 

What is a Healthy Sleep Schedule?

The recommended amount of sleep needed for young adults is between seven to nine hours. It is also is good to note that other factors that can affect how much sleep you need. If you wake up frequently in the night, you are not getting good quality sleep. When you sleep, the quality is just as important as the quantity. Another factor that can affect the amount of sleep you would need is previous sleep deprivation. If you are sleep-deprived, you need to sleep more than you normally would. Other factors to take into consideration are pregnancy and aging. 

How to Fix Your Sleep Schedule

If you want a healthier sleep schedule, here are some helpful tips to do so.

  • Have a consistent night schedule.

Your body has a natural clock called your circadian rhythm. By having an inconsistent schedule, you are making things harder on your body. Going to bed at the same time every night and waking up at the same time, will make your body happier and healthier.

  • Be as active as you can in the morning.

When you wake up in the morning, you should not stay in bed for more than 30 to 45 minutes. Getting up and out of bed as quickly as possible will train your body to be awake in the morning. Being active in the morning could be as simple as walking a dog or meeting with friends.

  • Avoid naps early or late in the day.

Naps during the day can get in the way of sleep. Sleeping too early or late in the day messes up your sleep schedule, making it harder to sleep at night. If you must take a nap, take it in the afternoon for no more than 30 minutes.

  • Avoid light at night.

Your body’s circadian rhythm is easily influenced by light. By using an electronic device at night, your body thinks it needs to be awake. Instead of using an electronic device, read a book or stop using your device 30 minutes before bed.

Start Getting a Better Night’s Rest at Jacksonville Sleep Center

If you want to start having a healthy sleep schedule, come to Jacksonville Sleep Center to start getting a better night’s rest. At your first appointment with us, you will meet with our expert staff for a comprehensive consultation. Our goal is to evaluate a patient’s sleep and any underlying medical issues that can make an impact on receiving a good night’s sleep. Book an appointment with Jacksonville Sleep Center today to get started. Contact us.