Dear Johnny: Sleeping tips

Dear Johnny,

I’m a sophomore who has some major issues with sleep. I always go to bed early but I spend at least a couple of hours twisting and turning, and before I know it, it’s 3 A.M. I have searched this issue on the internet for quite some time, and it consistently yields something like drink milk or take a shower. But I honestly don’t feel like doing those things due to the fact that I am lazy as can be. What can I do?


a troubled sophomore.


Hey bud,

I am not gonna lie when I say I laughed a couple of times as I read your question. Not that I am criticizing you or any of that sort, but I honestly relate to it. I have a couple of solutions.

  1. Listen to a podcast (preferably comedy or politics)

Listening to a podcast is one of the best methods for falling asleep; however, try your best not to listen to creepypasta or any horror podcasts, you want to go sleep, not stay awake because of terror. For this specific situation, my personal favorite is politics, whether it’s liberal, conservative, or whatever you please, it will eventually bore you into a deep slumber. Comedy is also decent but it’s not that easy to catch on. Podcasts are free, and on many phones you are given a timer mode. Set an unspecified amount of minutes, and when time is done, your podcast will immediately turn off.

      2.  Crank the AC down low

Twisting and turning is often the effect of a hot room, so try to find a nice cold spot and bury yourself under a blanket. Around 65-68 degrees is usually the ideal temperature, for anything below might make you uncomfortable. This method is more reliable and produces a nice slumber.

          3. Turn on night shift on your phone.                                                                                                                                                                            

This function on your phone is quite beneficial. I’m not much of a tech geek, but staring at your bright phone without this function can cause you to stay up. Turn on night shift, and it darkens your phone screen a shade to allow more comfort to your eyes. Watch a movie with this function on, and you might end up falling asleep.                                                                                                                                                     

Hope these methods help you!

Best of Luck,

Johnny the Jet