Tips For Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Student Wellbeing • 7 April 2021

Tips For Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is important for our mental health and wellbeing. Sometimes our worries and anxious feelings keep us up at night. Below are some ways you can help yourself get a better night’s sleep:

  • Start calming your mind and body in the afternoon
    • Try exercising to make yourself tired
    • Limit your alcohol, caffeine and nicotine intake
    • Avoiding using devices before bed
  • Consistency around bedtime
    • Avoid napping during the day
    • Have a bed time routine
    • Use your bed for sleeping – don’t read, watch tv or use your phone
  • Get out of bed if you can’t sleep
    • After 20 minutes, you can get out of bed and do something so you can get yourself feeling tired
    • Write down your thoughts. Externalising your thoughts can help calm your mind. Try keeping a notepad next to your bed.

For more information, visit the following website: https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/managing-my-daily-life/coping-with-isolation-and-being-at-home/tips-for-getting-a-good-nights-sleep.html

Also, if you would like to speak to a Counsellor at Student Wellbeing, please call 9564 1649 or email studentwellbeing@holmesglen.edu.au to make an appointment.