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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...