The daily life of millennials in their late 20s and early 30s are usually in flux because they are just starting their careers and figuring out their life plan. This means it is often hard for them to get the right amount of sleep while balancing their workload and having a social life. Now that we are entering summer season, millennials will probably be struggling with sleep problems even more because of all their weekend plans, including over long weekends such as the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend and July 4th. Here’s a list of ways most millennials and other busy men and women can overcome his or her sleep issues.
Stick To One Bedtime
It can be very tempting to stay up until two in the morning, especially during the summer. But getting into the habit of going to bed by before midnight will put you in a good place. If you go to bed by 11, you’ll be able to wake up early the next morning and may even have time to fit in a good work out before the day starts. Make sure you have nice, comfortable sheets and pillowcases to sleep in that will help you get a good night’s sleep. You can keep your sleep routine in check by setting your smartphone to an alarm each night (around 11pm) and an alarm each morning (7am), which can be set to go off automatically from Mondays to Tuesdays every week. Your body will adjust to this regimented sleep pattern so you will soon not feel too exhausted during the day.
Keep a book by your bed and turn off your phone to avoid late night texting. The bright screen makes it hard to drift to sleep right before bed.
The comfier you are, the easier it will be to fall asleep. Light a candle, grab a plush pillow, some lavender, and soft, breathable pajamas like the above Pru cotton jammies from Jacaranda Living. White cotton short-sleeve pajamas are the best because they are light and keep you cool in the summer so you won’t get hot at night. If you’re not a fan of a top and bottom PJ set, you can go with some of Jacaranda Living’s flowy cotton nightgowns as another option.
The new Hannah nightgown is a favorite among women who enjoy wearing something elegant around the house but prefer nightgowns over 2-piece pajama sets.
Limit Your Naps
Many millennials are notorious for taking naps (when they have time) — and for good reason. Sometimes sneaking into a conference room and locking the door feels like the only time they can get a little bit of shut-eye in between meetings. But do your best to break that habit and cut out your daily naps. If you do need to take a nap, keep it to less than 30 minutes. That way, you’ll wake up feeling refreshed in your white cotton pajamas rather than groggy.
Sleep can be hard to come by for many of us! But keeping the above list in mind can help you catch some Z’s. So try setting an alarm to go off automatically every night and morning from Monday to Friday, read before bed and turn your phone off once you’re in it, wear soft cotton sleepwear, and cut out excess naps. Once you stick to your new sleep routine during the week, you can enjoy the long weekends celebrating with friends without always being the “tired friend.”
Have a great long Memorial Day Weekend!