Best Sleeping Time!Hi guys, I've always had this problem since school time and I'm really tired of it; I don't know how to manage my time for studying. I go to University 4days a week from 8am-4pm,...

Best Sleeping Time!

Hi guys, I've always had this problem since school time and I'm really tired of it; I don't know how to manage my time for studying. I go to University 4days a week from 8am-4pm, then I go to gym and music class 3 and 2times a week. I can stay awake late at night, but I don't feel fresh the next day at university, please help me with this, I don't know what  to do :-( 

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mizzwillie eNotes educator| Certified Educator
All of the above suggestions are good ones, and I would try them for sure. If they help, you will have your answer. The schedule you have is tough, and if these don't help, you may have to look further. Sometimes a medical reason exists to create that tired feeling. Since my early 20's I have had restless leg syndrome which, unknown to me, kept waking me up. It requires medication to allow you to sleep, but Not sleep aids which are bad news. If you try all the suggestions above and nothing helps, try looking for a medical reason. Sometimes the body actually turns the body clock upside down so that for you, morning is really night. Whatever helps you, I wish you good luck as sleep is a serious issue when you never feel refreshed.
trophyhunter1 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Actually, you have a really busy schedule but you have to find time to rest. Try to do your schoolwork as early as possible and try to get in the habit of a set bed time. No electronics right before bed. Instead, try to relax, listen to music or read a little. You definitely need to get into some type of routine so that you will be refreshed for the next day's activities. The gym shouldn't be late at night, that will only keep you awake longer. No caffeine too late in the evening--tea, coffee, colas, etc. Good luck!

bullgatortail eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I pretty much agree with the previous post, though you may not need a full eight hours each night. I am perfectly refreshed after 6 1/2 to 7 hours each night, but you should definitely allow your body to properly rest. Hopefully you are not wasting the late night hours with unproductive activities since sleep is an important bodily function. You seem to do well budgeting your other activities, so allow the needed time for your body to rejuvenate itself each day.

shake99 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I would try to reverse the way you manage your time. Instead of staying awake late at night and waking up unrefreshed, go to sleep as soon as you get home. Set your alarm for about 8 hours and then begin your studying early, before you got to school. Your brain will be a lot fresher that way.

It may take a while to get the hang of it.

goanskygurl22 | Student

The healthiest time to sleep is between 10 pm to 6am. Exercising in the morning will also help you refresh your mind so you're alert during the university. Exercise releases endorphines that help keep you healthy.Also drink a glass of water after you brush your teeth to hydrate your body after 8 hours of fasting. University can be frustrationg but managing your time will make it a little bit easy. No exeptions with health!!!!!!!!!!! :D

hope this helps :) good luck

sweetskittles24 | Student

go to bed early, wake up early. 9 to sleep, 8 or earlier to wake up.

everyone22 | Student
9:30, even though I sleep at 12 or 1 depending on amount of work I have
hadjartahax | Student

I agree with all the posts, go to bed as early as you an (don't drink any coffee or you'll stay awake!) and wake up freshly in the morning. If you go to bed early and have enough sleep you'll be able to wake up the next morning and start a fresh day- wash your face and everything will be fine. x

najm1947 | Student

A routine that is helpful for a busy schedule could be as under following what is given in post 2 for a health life at student stage:

  • Gym - early in the morning
  • Homework - right after the school with low voulume light music, it has a nerve soothing effect and enhances thinking faculty of mind according to my personal experience, tea or coffee may have a similar effect
  • Early dinner
  • No electronics, social networking, tea, coffee or colas, as suggested by TrophyHunter in post 5, after dinner
  • Light literature/poetry reading before sleep, if desired, but no sesational material to be read/watched on TV after dinner
  • No staying awake late at night

All other activities are to be accommodated between after homework and before dinner or on 3 days when you don't have classes depending on the time availability

I hope this schedule can provide you desired rest which is necessary for the body and mind. Though it may seem hard to start with but my experience shows that it is very effective.

najm1947 | Student

Follow the golden rule - it always works:

Early to bed and early to rise,

Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.