This World Students Day let’s examine an aspect of their life that is extremely crucial - A Good Night’s Sleep! Caring about this is important not just for students, but also their parents. This is because an established healthy daytime and evening routine helps in improving the quality of sleep-in children. But while growing up, many other factors start becoming important including studies, socializing with friends, consuming new content across a variety of social channels and more.
But scheduling these activities for the night can greatly impair your sleep schedule, and lack of a good night’s rest can cause problems for those looking to learn. Some of these problems include as impaired cognitive functioning, impaired alertness and attention, serious health problems, symptoms of depression, forgetfulness, weight gain and more. The best way to combat these issues is to regularize good sleep habits in your everyday life. To help you in this journey, we have curated a list of sleep hygiene tips that will help growing kids in the long term.
Create A Good Environment\
The first step in developing good sleep hygiene is to take care of your sleep space. Fostering a good external environment makes you feel more comfortable and this in turn, improves your sleep quality. The best way to start is to re-examine your bed linen. It’s always a good idea to get cotton bedsheets or fitted bed sheets in soothing colors like blue or lavender, as they are absorbent and easy to care for. You can also consider a double bedsheet or single bed sheets from the SPACES Antiviral collection as these specialized bedsheets are equipped with tested finishes that eliminate surface level viruses and micro bacteria.
Maintain Your Sleep Schedule
After an intense week of learning and re-learning, the weekend seems like the perfect time to sleep in, and laze around. While this may seem like a great and relaxing ritual, it does more harm than good. It is important for you to ensure a stable sleep schedule, no matter the day. It doesn’t mean you need to be awake and studying though. Curl up with a cozy throw and a good book or take the time to pursue hobbies.
Get Temperature Regulating Sheets
Feeling too hot, or too cold in the night can severely disturb your sleep. Ideally, you want a long stretch of completely undisturbed sleep, so your body can go through the circadian rhythm and leave you refreshed in the morning. You should opt for bed linen that has temperature-regulating properties, like those in our Bamboo Charcoal 100% Cotton or Hygro-Cotton Temperature Regulating collection. These collections contain a variety of single bed sheets, fitted bedsheets for larger size beds, comforters and more. They have moisture-wicking properties and are cool in the summer and warm in the winters.
Unplug An Hour Before Sleep
Our lives revolve around our phones and other electronic devices. From the moment we wake to the moment we fall asleep; our eyes are glued to these devices. But the blue light emanating from them causes severe disturbance in our sleep quality. That is why it is important to unplug from all devices at least an hour before bed. Instead of looking at these devices, you should instead develop a bedtime routine. This could include something like a night-time skincare routine, reading a physical book (no eBooks) and more. This will train your body to transition from an active state to sleep readiness without the aid of technology and this in turn, will improve your quality of sleep drastically.