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Thursday, September 21, 2017
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10 ways to step up your sleep

 Remember the days when afternoon naps and an early bedtime felt like punishment? Oh, how times have changed. These days, between crack-of-dawn alarms and late-night study sessions, chances are you’d gladly skip final period...
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From ZZZZZZ’s to A’s: How sleep affects learning

Rate this article and enter to winLike many students, you probably think your focus is superb no matter how frazzled your brain feels, and you can get by on four hours of shut-eye just...
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Ask the doc: When is being tired all the time not okay?

"When is being tired all the time not okay?"—Lea*, Newark, New JerseyLea,Being tired all the time is not okay when it is affecting your academic, athletic, or social performance. Is your tiredness making it...
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Take a nap or push on through?

 What’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. To avoid grogginess and other possible...
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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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Ask the nutritionist: Is it unhealthy to eat before you sleep?

"Is it unhealthy to eat before you sleep?"—Jordan, Binghamton, New YorkJordan,For most healthy people, eating before bed isn’t a problem. In fact, eating moderate, healthy snacks before bed can actually help you sleep more...
Sleep science: What we know, what we don’t, and why it matters

Sleep science: What we know, what we don’t, and why it matters

Rate this article and enter to win“Basically everything you do, you do better with a good night’s sleep,” says Dr. Michael Breus, a clinical psychologist and fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine....
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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 school? 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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You snooze, you win: How sleep helps you retain memory

Do you think pulling an all-nighter will help you get a better grade on tomorrow’s test? Think again. Sleep is the key to academic success.Studies show a direct link between sleep and learning, according...
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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 the new semester, it’s easy to skip sleep in favor of studying. OK, let’s be honest—it’s easy to skip sleep in favor...