Ask a Better Question! Ideal Sleep

August 15, 2017
Posted by: Henry Jordan
Category: Insider Category: For Schools
Ideal sleep habits for International Students

Ask a better question about Sleep - Ideal sleep habits for International Students

"When will I go to bed & how much sleep makes me well rested and ready for the day?"

Getting enough rest makes everything better. It is a key component to a life well lived. Thinking about being in top form creates valuable context for the question. It gets our thinking to work for us.

Sleep is supremely important. Few things that make such a remarkable difference that are as simple to do as sleep.

And yet, so common for students to be [and look] sleep deprived.

Get good at sleep and enjoy the benefits!

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Let’s think of your life at school like a video game. In this game you have a health meter or power shield.  Read the Kenzai article about the will power shield for a great illustration of this concept. Clearly, keeping your health meter or power shield sufficiently full is a key success factor in successful gaming. The same is true in life.

Two things drive your success in keeping your HEALTH METER full: Habits and Will. The more you embrace a habit – the less will power it takes. So make sleep a habit supported area of excellence.

SLEEP quality is enhanced by consistency and opportunity. Make a habit of going to bed [sleep] at approximately the same time each night and in the same place.

Want to learn more about improving your sleep? This article by the National Sleep Foundation offers some superb guidelines – Learn more about to get better sleep

Screen time is a challenge for most of us…especially students and millennials. Watch out for excessive screen time – Learn more about screen time and sleep.


In the next few weeks we will be reviewing the best possible questions to ask ourselves. I hope you will join us and more importantly utilize the questions to make your life the way you want it to be.

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