Improving Productivity Through Sleep

A good night sleep and getting enough rest is not something you’re likely to hear anyone complain about because it is so vital to productivity and a person’s overall well-being. As working professionals, we know you need to study whenever your schedule allows it, even if it’s in the middle of the night.  But we also want you to get adequate rest.

 

We’ve gathered a few tips that may be helpful for improving your sleep quality:

 

  1. Go to bed early and wake up at the same time every morning – even on weekends.
  2. Don’t eat large meals close to bedtime. Your metabolism will kick in, making it difficult to sleep. Also, your stomach may not feel too comfortable or settled with a full belly.
  3. Avoid screen time, including TV an hour before bed.
  4. Limit your caffeine intake.
  5. Regular exercise has been proven to help people sleep better, however, exercising too close to your bedtime will raise your heart rate and make it difficult for you to fall asleep. Make sure you fit exercise into an appropriate time in your schedule.
  6. Complete a relaxation practice such as breathing exercises or yoga before bed.
  7. Eat more foods with Lycopene such as grapefruit, tomatoes, papaya, watermelon; Vitamin C, and Selenium found in foods like nuts, grains, and some fresh and saltwater fish like cod, tuna, and herring. The nutrients in these foods are known to play a role in regulating sleep.

 

Here’s to a good night’s rest and the energy you need to be productive!

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