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From zzzzzz’s to a’s: How sleep affects learning

Rate this article and enter to winLike many students, you probably think your focus is superb no matter how frazzled your brain feels, and you can get by on four hours of shut-eye just...
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Still awake? How to get to sleep when you can’t

Rate this article and enter to winTired? Lying awake at night? If you have insomnia, you may take a half-hour or longer to fall asleep and frequently get less than six hours, according to...
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Stop hitting snooze: How to make the most of your morning

Rate this article and enter to winIn a recent Student Health 101 survey, nearly 40 percent of respondents said they’re naturally “night owls.” At the same time, almost 80 percent noted having responsibilities at 9:00 a.m....
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The 8-hour advantage: Discover the science behind shuteye

Rate this article and enter to winThe value of getting substantial sleep can never be overestimated, especially for busy students. Homework, meetings, and other tasks often seem like they take precedence over a good...
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Sleep debt might be the reason you’re always tired—here’s how to avoid it

Rate this article and enter to winWhen you’re all revved up for the new semester, it’s easy to skip sleep in favor of diving into your new coursework. OK, it’s easy to skip sleep...
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Calling all night owls: Making your sleep habits work for you

Rate this article and enter to winSleeping much? At night—or in lectures? If these questions make you yawn or weep, you’re in good (but tired) company. Many college students are night owls, prone to...
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Take a nap or push on through?

Rate this article and enter to winWhat’s in a nap? If you’re doing it right, napping brings a bunch of benefits: improved learning ability, memory, alertness, physical and mental stamina, and relief from stress....
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Upgrade your sleep: Simple bedroom solutions

Rate this article and enter to winStudents sleep in all kinds of places: residence halls, shared apartments, random couches, the occasional classroom. Some of those spots work far better than others, in part because...
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You snooze, you win: How sleep helps you retain memory

Rate this article and enter to winSleep is your key to academic success. But why? It allows you to learn information and use it when you need to. Isn’t that what school is about?Dr....
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Bedtime basics: How to establish your nightly routine

Rate this article and enter to winSchoolwork’s demanding, housing is noisy, and your social life calls, so it might feel like sleep is optional. It’s not! Sufficient sleep is essential for a healthy body,...