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You snooze, you win: How sleep helps you retain memory

Rate this article and enter to winSleep is key to academic success. It allows you to learn information and use it when you need to. Isn’t that what school is about?Dr. Nadav Traeger at...
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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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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 your new coursework, it’s easy to skip sleep in favor of diving into your reading. OK, it’s easy to skip sleep in...
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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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Discover the power nap

The BenefitsInsufficient sleep can affect your academics and health, including your decision-making, memory, and immune function. Although a nap can’t replace a good night’s sleep, one that’s well-timed can improve your mood and performance....
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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: 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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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, over 80 percent noted having responsibilities at...
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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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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...