1. Time for an experiment: for one week (including the weekend), be in bed (without stimulants like backlit devices or homework) for at least 8 hours. Sleep may or may not come during that time, but your body is resting in bed for 8 hours a night.
2. At the end of that week, draft a response to the following questions:
How did you feel at the beginning, middle, and end of the week? Is this too much time? Too little?
Did you have trouble falling asleep? If so, why? Stimulants? Stress/worry? The bedtime?
What can you do to ensure you spend enough time in bed?
1. Try taking a nap and/or meditating for 15 minutes at least four days a week. Do so in the earlier in the day; avoid napping in the late afternoon/evening.
To meditate, all you have to do is sit/lay quietly, and keep your mind focused on your breathing.
2. After a week where you napped or meditated at least three times, list what days, times, and whether you napped or meditated. Describe how this process affected your productivity and mood for the remainder of the day.