Many college students feel they can’t find the time to keep up on their personal health and wellness until an illness or mental health crisis stops them in their tracks And it’s no wonder
Stetson’s academic rigor and active community and social engagement are sure to keep students busy
But Stetson provides great activities and resources to help keep you well! From the Hollis Center to the Counseling Center, many resources for wellness are at your fingertips! Here are some tips to keep in mind as you journey through your college education:
College students aren’t exactly known for their “early to bed, early to rise” attitudes, but getting sleep is an integral part of staying healthy. Check out these tips to help you make sure you’re resting enough.
Take a nap. If you have the time during the day, a short nap can do wonders for your energy levels. Just make sure not to nap too close to bedtime or for too long, and a nap will do your body good.
Don’t do work in bed.
Working in bed can make getting to sleep harder. Keep your work space separate from your sleep space to keep insomnia at bay.
Get a full night’s rest whenever possible. While the amount of sleep each person needs varies, most people need 7-9 hours to feel fully rested. While this may not be possible every night, try to sleep a full night whenever you get the chance.
Stick to a schedule. With different classes and work hours every day, it can be hard to stick to a schedule, but keeping sleep times similar from day to day can greatly improve your chances of getting a good night’s sleep.
Understand that lack of sleep can have a big impact. Lack of sleep doesn’t just make you cranky. It can also reduce your ability to concentrate and to excel in class, so try to get as much sleep as you need.
Discuss bedtimes with roommates.
When sharing a room with someone, it can be hard to go to bed when you need to and not get woken up when you don’t want to. Try to work with your roomies to make sure each of you gets the sleep you need.
While you may feel like you need to study all night to do well, you might be doing yourself a disservice. Not getting enough sleep can impair your ability to do well, regardless of how much you’ve studied, so make sure you get at least a little sleep before your big test.