Tips for Sleeping During the Day

Sleeping During the Day

Eliminate distractions. Turn off your phone, hang blackout curtains or window shades, and consider an eye mask, earplugs, and a “Do not disturb” sign on your door. There is a lot more happening during the day, including the sun shining, and it all makes it more difficult to sleep. By blocking out as much of this external stimuli as possible you can create a faux nighttime atmosphere that will help trick your body into thinking it’s nighttime bedtime.

Put the word out to friends and family. Remind everyone closest to you that your schedule is reversed and to leave you alone during your sleep time. They will always understand and do their best to let you get the rest you need.

Use a white noise machine. This will help drown out the sounds of the daytime world which, as you would think, are usually much louder than the sounds of your world at night.  Sometimes all you need is a radio or soft music playing.

Keep your room cool. Whether using an air conditioner, fan, or ceiling fan, keeping cool is a very important factor in sleeping.

Avoid stimulants before bedtime. Since you’re sleeping during the day because you’ve been up all night, make sure you avoid coffee, tea, or anything caffeine or stimulant related after midnight.