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Tips for getting a good night’s sleep, even in a noisy dorm


Dr. Maha Alattar and the National Sleep Foundation shared these tips for getting good sleep:

  • Avoid caffeine after 3 p.m. Also avoid nicotine and alcohol, which can interfere with sleep.
  • Don’t nap for more than 45 minutes, or after 3 p.m.
  • Establish a consistent sleep and wake schedule, and stick close to it on the weekends.
  • Don’t eat, drink or exercise within a few hours of bedtime.
  • Shut off electronics well before bedtime. Computers   and other devices emit light that inhibits the brain’s production of melatonin, which helps us sleep.
  • Try wearing ear plugs if your sleep environment is noisy.