A busy work and school schedule can be difficult to manage if you're running on a few hours of sleep or have an irregular sleeping schedule. Moving to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University apartments can be a good opportunity to change your routine and create an environment that leaves you feeling refreshed and well-rested. While certain amenities and layouts like quiet apartments, studio apartments, or one bedroom apartments can be a good start, there are a few strategies that help you even if you live with roommates or a more noisy area of town.
What types of FAMU apartments are a good choice if I'm worried about sleep?
While you can never be sure of your neighbors, construction plans and other unforeseen events, there are a few quiet apartments near FAMU that are located away from downtown areas and include peaceful community environments and spaces like nature parks and lakes. These amenities can create more space in your community and you may feel less enclosed in one of these units.
If you're a very light sleeper and concerned about noise from roommates, you may choose to live alone inside studio or one bedroom apartments. This is a good choice for residents with atypical work hours or strong preferences about noise levels. Even the quietest roommate may be disruptive if you have a low tolerance for noise. While you may still hear noise from adjacent neighbors in FAMU apartments, you can choose a unit in FAMU apartments that is connected to other units by only one side. Check the layout to ensure your bedroom is located on the opposite site.
What are some additional strategies for getting a good night's sleep?
If you're having trouble getting to sleep on a regular basis even when it's quiet and comfortable, you may consider seeing a doctor to make sure you don't have any medical issues first. Otherwise, there are a few things you can do to help the length and quality of your sleep in FAMU apartments:
Snacking: Avoid sugary and heavy foods right before bed. Night-time snacking is a common habit for many people, but it can keep you awake at night for longer at night and lead to poor sleep quality. Going to bed hungry is not a great option either, so choose a healthier snack or fill up a while before you head to bed.
Consistent bedtime: It can be hard to head to bed much earlier than you're accustomed to. If you have a habit of staying up too late but have early work or school hours, try slowly adjusting your bedtime. Heading to bed even 30 minutes earlier can create good habits.
Accessories: A sleep mask or ear plugs may seem strange at first if you've never used them, but they can be very helpful for light sleepers and sensitive eyes.
Comfort: If you've been using the same bed or pillow type for a long time and never get enough sleep, it may be time to try something new. A pillow with the right firmness can make a huge difference in your sleep.
For more help, check out this WebMD article on tips for better sleep.