It’s that time of the year once again. No more staying up until the crack of dawn playing video games and sleeping until dinner time. That’s right, it’s time to re-adjust your sleep schedule and go back to sleep at a decent hour. But how exactly can you achieve this? Don’t worry! The folks who know everything there is to know about mattresses in Orange County are here to help you be prepared to make the grade once again!
As summer vacation comes to a close, prepare for the change by going to bed earlier.
You should start going to bed earlier at the bare minimum at least 2 weeks before the first day of school. Give yourself time to gradually adjust. Depending on how late you stay up on a non-school night, commit to going to bed at least 15 minutes earlier (or even 5 hours if you’re an ultra night owl) each night before the big day arrives.
Set an age-appropriate bedtime.
A student starting Kindergarten is going to have a different bedtime than a rising high school senior. Make sure you specifically spell out a bedtime as well as a routine and restrictions for each child in your house. If you are an adult in school, nobody’s going to do that for you! So you will need to be sure to be self-disciplined enough to follow your own rules!
Power off those devices sooner.
We know how tempting it can be to play another round of some of your favorite online games with your friends at night, but they’re going to learn to be understanding when you decide to prioritize your well-being above all. Place downtime restrictions on every student’s device, including phones, computers, cell phones, and tablets. That way, you are not tempted to keep staying up past your designated bedtime. Doctors recommend putting away all electronic devices at least half an hour before going to bed so that your mind can naturally unwind on your San Diego mattress and release natural melatonin.
Keep your room at a school temperature.
This is especially important when you live in a warm area such as Orange County or San Diego. Wear light pajamas or remove unnecessary blankets from your bed. Buy some fans at the store or order them online if you need them. Just be sure the wind is not directly blowing in your face overnight as that can cause you to catch a cold. That would certainly be bad news for you on your first day of school!
Lose the caffeine.
If you are used to drinking caffeine drinks such as soda pop, coffee, or energy drinks at night during summer break, now is the time to lean off of all of those. You should consume any sort of caffeine 4 to 6 hours (notably 3 p.m.) before bedtime.
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