- Stop using all technology 30 minutes before bed: no cell phone, no laptop, no kindle. The light block melatonin which can help you fall asleep. A 30 minute-wind down with relaxation and reading (a paper book) can make it easier to fall asleep.
- No caffeine after 3 PM.
- Sleep only an hour longer during the weekend than your latest weekday wake-up time.
It can be helpful just to track your sleeping patterns over a period of time to get a baseline understanding of your rest. This Sleep Diary is a great tool to get started.
To read more about improving your sleep and other self-care strategies, visit Campus Mind Works.