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Sunday, January 21, 2018
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Ask the counselor: Vivid dreams

"I dream every night. The dreams range from short and weird to real-life situations. Is this healthy?"— Nastausha, Fairmont, West VirginiaNastausha,Most of us spend about 2 hours dreaming during each night of sleep. It...
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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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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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The 8-hour advantage: Discover the science behind shuteye

Rate this article and enter to winYou wake to the sound of a blaring alarm, eyes weary from sleep deprivation, and you have a throbbing headache—but at least you finished that English essay last...
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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 4 stretches to help you relax: Forward Bend: Elongates the back,...
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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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Be the sleep snob!

Rate this article and enter to winYou’ve probably heard that sleep improves brainpower, your body’s ability to heal, and how you feel emotionally. According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School...
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Cherish your sleep: How to take back the night

Rate this article and enter to winStudents adore and crave sleep. When we asked you what you’d love to be doing right now, sleeping ranked second—behind only “being with someone I love,” and ahead...
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Upgrade your sleep: Simple bedroom solutions

Rate this article and enter to winStudents sleep in all kinds of places: bedrooms, library chairs, living room couches, the occasional classroom. Some of those spots work far better than others, in part because...
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Ask the doc: Recovering from several nights of insomnia

“How can you recover from several nights of insomnia in a row?”—Hydra, Portland, OregonSleep problems are very common for students and can have a huge impact on your ability to learn. They influence your...