In sticking with the college theme, The Insomnia Blog posts tips on how to sleep well in your dorm/studio/apartment. Unfortunately for many of us, our bedroom is also our office, living room, and dining room. Doubling your bedroom as an office can take a major toll on the quality of your sleep. The Insomnia Blog gives some very helpful tips that can be applied to your bedroom even if it does not double as an office.
- When going to bed, try and keep your room dark and noise to a minimum. Shut your computer down when you go to sleep — the power-on lights on monitors, CPUs and laptops can contribute quite a bit of light to an otherwise dark room.
- Likewise, the steady hum of the computer’s fan can be distracting. Plus, shutting the computer all the way off makes turning it back on — to IM friends, to Google people, to play games — that much more of a hassle. You’ll be less likely to jump to your desk if the computer’s been shut down for the night.
- Separate your bed from your work space using a screen or divider.
- If you sleep on a futon or pull-out couch, pull the bed out 2-3 hours before you go to sleep, to set the mood for sleep.
- Dim your lights 2-3 hours before bed, again to help set the mood for sleep.
Strategies for Sleeping Well in a Live/Work Space – [The Insomnia Blog]