Sleep disruptions and difficulties in college are fairly common, particularly given the lifestyles and stressors that many students experience. However, lack of sleep can cause irritability, undermine efficiency, and impede your academic and work performance. Hence, it is important to practice good sleep hygiene habits in order to help you feel and perform your best.
Most people do wake up one or two times a night for a variety of reasons. If you wake up and cannot get back to sleep within 15-20 minutes, do not remain in bed trying to fall asleep. Get up, leave the bedroom, and have a light snack or engage in a quiet activity. Do not perform an engaging or difficult task such as office work, housework, or television viewing. Generally you can get back to sleep about 20 minutes later.