A Sleep Manual for the Studently Inclined

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Elaine Atwell

Sleeping is an important thing for everybody.

Aaron Baecker

Sleep is the most vital thing in anybody’s life, it allows our brain to slow down a bit and calm down from worrying about grades and sports and  maybe a job. Without sleep our minds wouldn’t be able to keep up our bodies’ needs. Scientists and doctors have spent years figuring out exactly how much sleep we need and how not having enough can negatively affect you. Especially if you are a 16 year old teenager who needs as much sleep as you can get to grow and focus mentally for that geometry test you have tomorrow.

It’s common for kids to blame the school for starting so early and that’s why they can’t get enough sleep, but we have all made that excuse and know that we just need to get more sleep. Well worry no more as this is your sleeping guide on common things that could be keeping you awake.

Studies have shown that eating meals that compose of fats and sugars are linked with lighter and less restorative sleep, a study that tracked diet and sleep patterns found that your food choices during the day like that bowl of Trix you had for cereal can affect your sleep quality.

Last tip, before you go to sleep don’t watch YouTube or use any device that projects light onto your eyes as that will wake you up and you won’t get to sleep. Exposure to light stimulates a nerve pathway from the eye to parts of the brain that control hormones, body temperature and other functions that play a role in making us feel sleepy or wide-awake. Too much light, right before bedtime may prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep.

 Also, very loud noises don’t help people get to sleep, while some use the sound of the ocean or nature to sleep, it’s not going to help if you’re listening to Post Malone at o’clock in the middle of the night.

Sleep is a very important thing for every person on the planet and the correct amount is essential in giving you as a person the right amount of juice to charge your batteries.