Sleep

Stress Less Week

Exams are looming and stress can get the better of all of us. 

Arc is helping you de-stress and make the most of your end of term at #StressLessWeek with stress management strategies, workshops, freebies and food.

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Getting good sleep as a student is important. 

We live busy lives of socialising, work and study so we need sleep to repair and restore our muscles, tissues and memory! But we also need sleep to support our emotional, mental and physical selves. 

How much sleep do you really need?

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7 Things You Should Be Doing ( to Go to Bed Before 2am)

By Karen Yu for Blitz

Here are 7 simple things to (hopefully) get you in bed before 2AM - and up in time for your 9AM lecture. Yawn!

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Ways to shut off your brain

Insights on quieting your worries and sleeping well.

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How your phone can help you sleep better

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Practicing breathing exercises is a great way to get a good night's sleep.

Taking A Full Breath

  1. Put one hand on your belly.
  2. Through the nose inhale slowly as you expand the belly.
  3. Pause slightly.
  4. Exhale deeply and contract your belly.
  5. Relax.
  6. Repeat.

Calming Breath

  1. Inhale as you count to four in your head.
  2. Hold your breath as you count to four again.
  3. Exhale as you count to four.
  4. Relax for a few seconds.
  5. Repeat twice.

Practice this throughout the day rather than just before you go to sleep or to calm down. The goal of this breathing exercise is to ensure you are aware of your breathing to slow down your mind and body.

Breathing for Balance

  1. Exhale completely through both of your nostrils.
  2. Press your thumb or forefinger against your right nostril, closing it completely, then inhale slowly through your left nostril alone.
  3. Hold your inhaled breath for a few seconds provided it is comfortable.
  4.  Close your left nostril and exhale through your right nostril alone. 
  5. Hold your inhaled breath for a few seconds provided it is comfortable.
  6. Inhale through the right nostril, then release your finger from your left nostril, close off the right, and exhale through the left nostril. 
  7. Repeat the cycle five to fifteen times, whatever you feel comfortable with.
  8. Stop, relax and allow breathing through both nostrils.

Get A Good Night's Sleep!

Sleepy Apps

Twilight

The Twilight app makes your device screen adapt to the time of the day

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Relax Melodies

Relax Melodies offers over 100 relaxing sounds and sleep meditations that you can custom mix and fall blissfully asleep to.

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Sleep Machine

Sleep Machine is a professional ambient sound and white noise player that helps you sleep or relax.

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Deep Sleep with Andrew Johnson

Put on your headphones and drift to sleep with this relaxing guided meditation intended to clear your mind and enable you to get deep restful sleep

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