How to Have a Good Night’s Sleep

How to Have a Good Night’s Sleep

April 14, 2012  |  How to, Memory Techniques

A good night’s sleep is a remedy for so many problems. How often have you not found yourself dead tired in the morning completely unable to study or get anything done? Getting a good night’s sleep is essential not only for your productivity but also for your ability to remember information. Memory improvement is easy – at least it’s easy if you have gotten enough rest the previous night. Rest equals productivity; people who have gotten a good night’s sleep are ready to take on the world. On the other hand, not everyone is able to focus on getting enough rest. Many people are cramming as much as they can into each day and are tiring themselves over piles and piles of paperwork. Not only that, many people come home and have to deal with housework after an eight-hour tiring day in the workplace.

If you go for too long without enough sleep at night, you’ll start to notice several things. For example, going to work is no longer something you feel the energy for. Dealing with your boss and co-workers is no longer easy to do. You’ll find that you lose focus while working and are not really capable of handling or doing things competently. These changes affect your performance during the day and this can have a huge impact on your personal life and career.
As a person who handles a variety of obligations daily, it is a must that you learn how to improve memory and brain support. Your competency is crucial as it will help you deal with whatever life has in store for you. Your ability to remember things says a great deal about your strengths as a person and your efficiency will be tested every day, with your employers and your friends noticing any lapse in your attention.

Since sleep is a major component to avoid memory loss, below are a couple of good suggestions:


Have regular sleeping schedules

Set a specific time for rest once you get home. It is understandable that you have other things to do after work, but try to choose a time when you can literally relax and enjoy going into “slumber mode.” It is also good if you can take catnaps during the day as it helps in energizing your mind and body. Catnaps or “power naps” help you recharge or make up for lost sleep.


Keep your bedroom conducive to getting a good night’s sleep

Avoid potential distractions including noise. Take out the television, and make sure that you have coverings over your windows that block out the light. Make sure that your personal space is cool and comfortable. Bedtime habits such as reading or enjoying a warm bath are advisable.


Avoid caffeine-based drinks before sleeping.

Alcohol intake as well as smoking has a detrimental impact on your health and sleeping patterns. A healthy lifestyle is important to enhance memory improvement and these habits certainly don’t help your mental or physical health. In addition to this, eating right before you fall asleep has a huge effect. Avoid big meals at dinner, as well. For some people, eating before going to sleep is a havit. However, if you do need to have something before you go to bed, make sure that you enjoy small portions like fruit slices or half a sandwich.

Even with adequate sleep, you’ll find that you make the most improvement in your memory skills by following a structured program of brain training exercises. One of the easiest ways to do this is by installing memory improvement software on your computer. Just a few minutes a day will help you quickly improve. In fact, if you’re getting enough sleep at night, you’ll have the time first thing in the morning to do a few exercises and get your brain energized for the duties of the day.

About the author

ABDERISAK ADAM is an author, blog writer and a PhD candidate in the institution of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology. He is also the owner and webmaster of, a website dedicated to the discussion of study techniques in the context of higher education. Adam is the author of a number of publications including 'The Study Guide PRO'. You can connect with him through Google+, Linkedin or by submitting a form.

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