How to perfect your sleeping pattern

A good night’s sleep is maybe something you have a little less often whilst being at university – late night study sessions, catching up with friends and panicking about exams can affect the precious hours we have to get our heads down.

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It’s important that we catch up on our slumber and here are 3 ways you can perfect your sleeping pattern, so you are a guaranteed good nights sleep.

  1. Avoid caffeine later on in the day

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As much as we love our night time cuppa it’s doing us no favours when it comes to sleep. Caffeine is a stimulant that affects our body in a number of ways, including keeping our minds awake and alert. It may seem like a helping hand when cramming in that last bit of studying but the effects are only temporary and you’ll feel worse the next day! Try out herbal teas such as chamomile or lemon balm instead.

  1. Set your soothing pre-sleep routine

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It’s important to prepare your mind for bedtime. Having a hot bath and reading a good book can work wonders whilst winding down for the night. We all know that we should avoid our phones and tablets, but do we?? It’s true when they say the bright lights in our tech make it harder for us to switch off so why not give it a go – your Insta update can wait until morning!

  1. Say no to pizza at 10.00pm

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Not that we like to say no to pizza but high carb fatty foods are not recommended before going to sleep. Stay away from cheese and opt for a bowl of cereal or a healthy fruit smoothie.