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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....
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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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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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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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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Stretching for better sleep

Stretching is an easy way to unwind from the day and get your body and mind in the mood for sleep. Here are four stretches to help you relax: Forward Bend: Elongates the back, neck, and...
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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,”...
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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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How to stretch your way to better sleep

Rate this article and enter to winJust as you crawl into bed, you remember that you forgot to finish your calculus assignment (now you’ll need to wake up early to do it). Then you...