How To Sort Out Your Sleep (and Stay Awake): TUB-Thump 003

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One of my most popular posts on TheUniversityBlog is about sleeping (and staying awake). Episode 003 of TUB-Thump revisits the piece and gives you the lowdown on how to get the best sleep you can.


Here are the show notes for the 16-min episode:

  • Find out why some people probably hate me (01:25)
  • Follow along with the original post: “7 Tips to Top Sleep, 3 Tips for Staying Awake
  • Ambient noise app (iOS) – White Noise+
  • Ambient noise app (Android & iOS) – Rain Rain
  • Keep a pen and pad by your bed. Write your thoughts down before bed so you can safely leave them until the morning, and make a note of any inspirational thoughts you have in the middle of the night. A pen and pad is the brain-dump by your bed.
  • Some of my favourite guided relaxations and meditations – MassageASMR (especially Tibetan singing bowls), Marie Forleo’s 10-minute mantra meditation (with MP3 download), Headspace (paid service, but well worth checking out if you like guided meditations).
  • Powernaps rule! I suggest 18-20 minutes for the most refreshing session.
  • A future episode will take a look at student-specific issues with keeping a regular sleep schedule. What are your biggest sleep challenges?

Music for TUB-Thump is Life, by Tobu, which is released under a Creative Commons license. Check out more of Tobu’s great sounds on SoundcloudYouTube, and his official site.

TUB-Thump is part of the Learning Always Network.

Keep being awesome!