Go to Bed Early and Wake Up On Time

Published on August 10, 2016 by arothstein

Every night of the week there is something to do when you are enrolled in college. Parties. Study groups. Review sessions. There is no shortage of evening events that last into the wee hours of the morning. You may be able to participate in some of these activities, but if you burn the candle at both ends, you will eventually burn out. With the level of expectations placed on you by your degree program, you will have to manage your time effectively. One of the best ways to do this is to make sure you get sufficient sleep so that the hours you are awake are productive and you are able to maintain focus on your goals.


If you are naturally a night owl, it may be very difficult to imagine yourself going to bed before midnight. You probably don’t eat dinner until 9pm or later. Don’t expect that you will be able to immediately transition to a more reasonable bed time. Making changes to your natural rhythms take time. However, there are several strategies that can help you make the transition to an earlier bedtime:


Sleeping well is the first step to waking up early, but there are other ways you can help yourself become the early bird you’ve always wanted to be:

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