How To Reset Your Sleeping Pattern Before Uni Starts Again
Get your sleep clock ticking back on track with the best ways to reset your sleeping pattern before term begins.
When it comes to sleeping, our bods like routine. That’s why the summer holidays can wreak havoc on our sleeping patterns when we tend to take advantage of the light late nights and stay up way past our bedtime watching one too many episodes on Netflix.
Seeing as the new term is about to start, it’s probably around about the right time to get your body clock ticking on schedule, or you’re gonna have a very sleepy time on your first week back in 9am lectures. Guaranteed.
GET ON IT EARLY
No, we’re not telling you you have to go to bed early. We mean get started resetting your sleeping pattern early. It’ll be a shock to your body to readjust your schedule in a big way, so take it fifteen minutes at a time. If you’re usually going to bed at 1am and waking at 9am, then try heading off and waking up fifteen minutes earlier until you’re at waking up at the ideal time.
KEEP IT CONSISTENT
Consistency is key. Make sure you stick to your new sleeping routine even on the weekends. If you sleep in until 2pm on Sunday, it’s going to make that Monday morning wake up even harder.
ALL OF THE LIGHTS
By staring at your phone in the evening you might be screwing with your sleeping pattern. Try normalise your pattern by sticking to a routine. Know that after 9pm it’s time to put your phone away. How is your brain supposed to turn off if your phone isn’t? Give yourself at least half an hour before you want to go to sleep to be completely electronic free and you’ll definitely nod off quicker than if you’re checking your Instagram feed every five mins until you realise it’s 2am.
Set the mood. Take a bath, or listen to some relaxing music before heading off to bed. Make sure you don’t eat a load of food or go to the gym. This is all about getting some chill time in before cruisin’ for a snoozin’.
Got any top tips for helping you get to sleep? Let us know in the comments. 👇