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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...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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,”...