A college student’s life is a constant struggle between balancing class, studying, work, exams, internships, any type of social life and much more. Even reading that list is tiring. Trying to find time to simply fall sleep can even feel like a monumental challenge. With that being said, fatigue for a college student is almost expected, in my opinion. Luckily, according to Women’s Health Magazine, there are other ways (besides getting 8 hours of sleep each night!) to fight back against those feelings of fatigue.
One way would be to increase your intake of water! Being moderately dehydrated can affect your concentration or the way you function mentally. So, next time you feel like you are starting to doze off, chug a glass of water to make you feel more refreshed. Another way to feel more energized is to put your cell phone down. Our generation is practically glued to their cell phones and I know that turning it off seems bizarre. However, not using your cellphone, or any other electronic device for that matter, before bed will help you get a better night’s sleep. The light that is given off by electronic devices actually suppresses our natural sleep hormone melatonin, making it harder for us to fall asleep after. Do yourself a favor and use these helpful hints to feel more alert during your hectic days as a student. For more ways on how to fight that fatigue check out the Women’s Health article.