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Getting a better sleep schedule is simple to do. Some great tactics that can help you to improve your sleep habits are to limit the usage of electronic devices in your bedroom, have a consistent sleep schedule during the week and the weekends, and limit your naps during the day to 20 to 30 minutes. If you are an alcoholic drinker or a smoker, try to limit the usage of these 2 hours before your bedtime (Ojile, 2018). If you notice that you have too much energy in you when it comes to your bedtime, try exercising during the day. This will allow your body to exert all that energy and allow you to fall asleep easier and faster at night. 

A lack of sleep can have a negative effect on a person. For people in school, it can affect at least one of the following outcomes; their cognitive ability such as memory, attendance, and attention can suffer without an adequate amount of sleep (Taras & Potts-Darema, 2005). Adults may also experience negative effects with a lack of sleep. Not only is their cognitive ability affected, but they also feel fatigued at their workplace and they could experience health implications (Skinner & Dorrian, 2015). 

The most important thing to remember about sleep is that it is fuel for our brain. Working on your sleep habits will improve your mood and health. 



Additional resources:
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Sleep Foundation


References 

Barnes, C. M., & Drake, C. L. (2015). Prioritizing sleep health: Public health policy recommendations. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 10(6), 733-737. http://doi.org/10.1177/1745691615598509 

Ojile, J. (2018). Everyone sleeps!—(poorly) or not enough: Sleep as a priority and vital sign. American Journal of Health Promotion, 32(7), 1635-1639. http://doi.org/10.1177/0890117118790621b 

SKINNER, N., & DORRIAN, J. (2015). A work-life perspective on sleep and fatigue—looking beyond shift workers. Industrial Health, 53(5), 417-426. http://doi.org/10.2486/indhealth.2015-0009 

Taras, H., & Potts-Datema, W. (2005). Sleep and student performance at school. The Journal of School Health, 75(7), 248-254. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1746-1561.2005.00033.x