The Challenges of Sleeping at College
Sleep is your ticket to success at college
By allowing your body to rebuild and repair, and preparing all your major internal systems for another day of activity and mental application, 8 hours of sleep is never more important than in college. But it is also the time when we see our young adults face sleep problems the first time. The struggle is to find balance and keep stress at a minimum so that you can get to sleep and stay asleep at night.
New college students face unique sleep challenges
Many new college students are going to be adjusting to an elevated schedule of demands on both body and mind when it comes to managing a schedule that balances social commitments and academic responsibilities. When it comes to sleeping, these demands can cause difficulty; the top challenges identified by college students when it comes to sleeping include:
- Getting used to a new environment- noise at night, an unfamiliar (and often uncomfortable) bed.
- Stress: managing work, school and play creates a feedback loop of psychological and physiological stress
- Health problems: exposure to new bugs, seasonal sickness, and even the side effects of medicine
…and we can add to the list: the body and brain’s chemical adjustment as they get used to increased substance intake.
Chiropractic can help you find a more restful night’s sleep at college
Utilizing both chiropractic and massage modalities, we can reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol and enhance the feel-good capabilities of your brain. This helps to stimulate feelings of calm and relaxation that allow you to find both quality and quantity of sleep. If you are interested in sleeping better through your college experience, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.