Hitting the Snooze on Stress: Sleep Secrets for Students

Posted by Rhea Kamaraj on

April is Stress Awareness Month, and if you’re a college student, you know all too well how overwhelming stress can be. Between endless assignments, looming exams, a job or internship, and trying to squeeze in a social life, it’s easy to feel burnt out.

But did you know that a lack of quality sleep can greatly contribute to your stress levels? When you’re running on empty from tossing and turning all night or staying up too long and not reaching the maximum hours of sleep to feel your best (we recommend aiming for around 8 hours a night!), it becomes harder to manage your day-to-day workload and keep anxiety at bay. Prioritizing your sleep is one of the best ways to keep stress under control.

Here are some tips to help you catch enough zzz’s and wake up feeling refreshed and recharged more often:

  1. Stick to a sleep schedule. As tempting as it is to stay up binging Netflix or even overworking yourself late into the night, having an erratic sleep routine disrupts your body’s internal clock. Aim to go to bed and wake up around the same time each day, even on weekends.
  2. Invite relaxation into your bedtime routine. Simple things like taking a warm shower, reading a book, or doing some light stretching can signal to your body that it’s time to wind down for the night.
  3. Upgrade your sleep setup. Is your bed as comfy as it could be? Adding a plush, supportive mattress topper like our Super Topper can transform your current saggy college mattress into a luxurious oasis designed for maximum comfort. The temperature-regulating technology also helps you stay cool and comfortable all night long. Don’t just take it from us, hear how better sleep feels from our customers! Good sleep starts from the comfort of your bed.
  4. Limit screen time before bed—the blue light from devices like laptops and phones can suppress your body’s production of melatonin, the sleep hormone. Try powering down an hour before it's time to sleep.
  5. Don’t forget to find healthy ways to de-stress. Activities like exercise, meditation, or even hanging out with friends can work wonders for managing stress and anxiety. Don’t bottle it all up!

This Stress Awareness Month, make your sleep a priority. With a few simple lifestyle tweaks (and maybe a new mattress topper made to dream on!), you can knock out stress and wake up with your best head forward.

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