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Night owls

Calling all night owls: Making your sleep habits work for you

Rate this article and enter to winSleeping much? At night—or in class? If these questions make you yawn or weep, you’re in good (but tired) company. Many students are night owls, prone to staying...
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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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Bedtime basics: How to establish your nightly routine

Rate this article and enter to winSchoolwork’s demanding, the Internet is distracting, and your responsibilities call, so it might feel like sleep is optional. It’s not! Sufficient sleep is essential for a healthy body,...
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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 or early morning meeting, and wondered why? Let’s say you slept for six hours—below the recommended...
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From zzzzzz’s to a’s: How sleep affects learning

Rate this article and enter to winShellee W., a student at Las Positas College in Livermore, California, knows the power of a good night’s rest. The 46-year-old is taking courses, working at the school’s...
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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, family priorities and other tasks often seem like they take precedence over...
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: shared apartments, random couches, the occasional classroom or office. Some of those spots work far better than others, in part because...
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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 seminar reading (now you’ll need to wake up early to do it). Then you...
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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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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,”...