We hear it all the time from our parents, doctors, teachers, the media, etc. — it’s important to get a good night’s sleep. Getting enough sleep can help with things like performance in school, losing weight, not having strange hallucinations, and just being a generally agreeable person. But I know that between schoolwork, studying for finals, jobs and internships, and trying to have a decent personal life, it’s hard for college students to always get amount of sleep they really need.
Thanks to a simple little site called Sleepyti.me, however, you can be better rested, no matter what time you go to bed.
Just enter in what time you have to wake up in the morning, and Sleepyti.me will calculate the best times for you to fall asleep in order to ensure you get the most restful night’s sleep possible. It does this by counting backwards in 90-minute increments, which represents the average time for a sleep cycle.
Waking up tired and groggy happens when you wake up in the middle of a sleep cycle, but if you wake up in between cycles, you’ll be refreshed and awake instead! So even if one of the times Sleepyti.me provides you with would make you get less sleep than usual, chances are you’ll still be more refreshed than going to bed without getting enough full sleep cycles.
Sleepyti.me will give you a number of options, so you can choose one that works best for you. Just remember that the times it gives you are when you should be falling asleep, so make sure to hit the sack a few minutes early to make sure you’re asleep by then!
Another awesome feature of Sleepyti.me is that it also works the opposite way. If you’re ready for bed, but not sure what time you should get up to make sure you’re well-rested, just enter in your bedtime and Sleepyti.me will give you a few options for when to set your alarm for.
I’ll definitely be using Sleepyti.me whenever I can remember to, but especially whenever I need to make sure I wake up at a certain time (like for a final, or to work on that paper I didn’t quite finish the night before)!