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Drained?: How to sync your sleep & life

Rate this article and enter to winHave you ever struggled to stay awake in your 9 a.m. class, and wondered why? Let’s say you slept for six hours—below the recommended number, but you might...
Upgrade your sleep: Simple bedroom solutions

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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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,...
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Sleep study: Top 10 tips for better nights

Rate this article and enter to winThe benefits of sleep have been unarguably established by science. Restful nights are strongly associated with happiness, healthy weight maintenance, reduced risk of chronic disease, and having a...
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Boost your metabolism while sleeping

Rate this article and enter to winYou’ve probably heard that sleep improves brainpower, your body’s ability to heal, and emotional functioning. According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston,...
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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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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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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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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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Bliss out, don’t miss out: The joy and solace of sleep

Rate this article and enter to winStudents adore and crave sleep. When we asked hundreds of you what you’d love to be doing right now, sleeping ranked second—behind only “being with someone I love,”...