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Top tips to sleep during exam season

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Are you stressing about sleep during exam season? Better Bed Company are here to help!

Better Bed Company know that Exam season can be stressful for students, and getting a good night’s sleep is essential for a successful and healthy outcome.

Here are Better Bed Company’s top tips to help you get the rest you need before your next exam.

Top tips to sleep during exam season

Schedule Time for Sleep

Ensuring that you have a set time for sleep is crucial. Count back the hours you want to sleep and add half an hour to account for routine tasks like brushing your teeth and setting the alarm.

Watch What You Eat and When 

Eating a heavy meal late at night can disrupt your internal clock and result in poor sleep quality. 

It is recommended to have dinner before 7 pm and a small snack later in the evening if necessary. 

Foods such as turkey, milk, bananas and walnuts contain tryptophan, which can aid in melatonin production. 

Limit Caffeinated Drinks 

Caffeine can interfere with sleep and should be avoided, especially in the late afternoon and evening hours. Remember that caffeine can also be found in chocolate, tea and fizzy drinks.

Make Your Bedroom a Place of Rest 

The bedroom should be associated with rest and relaxation, not cognitive arousal. Remove all distractions from the sleeping area and reserve the space for sleeping only.

Avoid Electronic Devices Before Sleep 

The blue-enriched light emitted by electronic devices can disrupt melatonin production, the sleep hormone. Turn off or remove devices from the bedroom to ensure a good night’s rest.

Establish a Bedtime Routine 

Relaxation techniques such as taking a warm bath or reading a book can help prepare your body for sleep. Avoid strenuous exercise in the few hours leading up to bedtime, as it can interfere with sleep quality.

Clear Your Head Before Sleep

Writing down thoughts or practising meditation and breathing exercises can help clear your mind and prepare you for rest. If you can’t fall asleep after 15 minutes, leave the bedroom and engage in a relaxing activity until you feel sleepy again.

Remember that One Night of Poor Sleep is Okay 

The worry and stress associated with poor sleep can impair sleep quality. It is essential to acknowledge that one night of poor sleep will not significantly impact your performance and that sleeping the following night should be more accessible.

By following these tips, you can ensure that you are well-rested and prepared to tackle the challenges of exam season.

Contact Us

Contact Better Bed Company today if you are searching for a new bed or mattress to help you sleep during exam season.

Call 0800 0467 616 or email customercare@betterbedcompany.uk.