With the constant influx of assignments and the energy required to live an “On- the- go” lifestyle, it can sometimes be hard to find the time to just relax and recharge. More and more people when asked what’s wrong with them don’t say the traditional phrase of “I’m Bored.” Instead, that once common phrase has been replaced with, “I’m so tired.” So the question is: What makes college students so tired? Is it that their schedules have just gotten more hectic as time has gone on or is it that we as humans require more rest with age?The answer is simply both.
In order for someone to really function as a positive member of society, we are told that we need to be aware of our surroundings and the things going on in our own lives. While doing that, we are told to be efficient, stay on top of things at all times and be the best at everything we do. However, the truth is that college students find these expectations the hardest to live up to. It would be a vast understatement to say that being a student in this day and age is incredibly difficult. Trying to find time to rest in between the many units needed to be taken in order to earn a degree while trying to fit in some semblance of a social life is incredibly hard. Nonetheless, there are things that can be done to ensure that you are not only well rested, but ready to take life by the horns!
First off, you’ll want to make sure that you plan out your schedule to allot a proper amount of sleep time. Everyone is different, so the amount of hours you should rest really varies on the person and their needs. Second, try not to depend too much on caffeine or energy drinks. The truth is, while these things may boost up your energy for a time, they may actually bring you down harder when the effects wear off only adding to your already existing level of exhaustion. Third, try to be positive. Although you may be tired now, it’s important to remember that all the sleepless nights and days of grogginess are going towards one common goal: success.