Everyone gets nervous before an interview, whether it’s your first or you have already been through several. You obviously want to do your best, impress the company and get the job. One of the most important things is that you get a good night’s sleep before your interview. There are some simple steps you can take that help you sleep peacefully the night before your interview, even if you’re nervous.
Use Tech to Help you Sleep
It may sound strange, but this alarm clock actually helps you go to sleep. This is because of its unique sleep timer feature, which allows you to preset a period of time to fall asleep to your favorite tunes or a selection of white noise built-into the app. You can also set a gently waking alarm so that you won’t be late for your interview.
Learn to Relax
Learn some progressive relaxation techniques. These are simple combinations of breathing exercises and muscle relaxation exercises that will help you ease tension and relax. Creative visualization techniques can also be helpful, such as imagining a peaceful scene in your mind such as relaxing on your favorite beach or in a warm tub of water. If you find it difficult to do this without help, this Creative Visualization app for mobile devices will help.
Tune In to Binaural Beats
Brain Wave’s Binaural Beats app for Android generates pure waves of sound to help you relax. Binaural tones are sounds produced by physical stimuli. Tone son different frequencies have different effects on the brainwaves. Certain frequencies can facilitate medication and relaxation to help you drift off to sleep.
Get a Little Twilight
Many people like to read their tablets in bed before they go to sleep, and if you’re nervous the night before your interview and you’re having difficulty falling asleep, this may be what you want to do. The problem is, the blue light from your screen can disrupt your body’s production of melatonin and will keep you awake even longer. To eliminate this problem you need a little app called Twilight. Based on sunrise and sunset times this app will filter your screen so that when you’re reading in bed, the blue light will not affect your circadian rhythm.
Turn Your Bed Into a Smart Bed
Beddit is a sleep tracker that will analyze all the vital elements of your sleep patterns and give you a rating. This will enable you to see at a glance how well you slept and how you can improve your sleep. It will track everything from your respiration, heart rate, snoring and bed exits.
Do not lie in bed tossing and turning if you cannot sleep. This will merely decrease the chance of falling asleep as you will begin to associate being in bed with sleeplessness. Get up and walk around the house, read a book or watch a little TV.