Keep finding yourself wide awake and counting sheep at 3am despite a really busy day at uni? If so, here are physiologist and sleep therapist Dr Nerina Ramlakhan’s top tips on getting a good night’s sleep while at university…
1. Treat yourself to bed linen that really appeals to your senses, makes you feel safe and at home and makes your bed feel like a sanctuary. Make your bed up every morning so that it looks and feels inviting at night. Treat your sleep space well and it will return the favour! (And check out our competition to win a complete Silentnight bed set!)
2. Ensure your bed is a work-free zone – avoid working in bed or leaving books and papers strewn on your bed. Try and apply this to tech too. You’ll sleep better if you don’t work in bed on your laptop, tablet or phone.
3. Use calming, soothing aromatherapy oils such as lavender, chamomile, passion flower and eucalyptus oils on your bed linen – they not only smell pleasant but they induce sleep.