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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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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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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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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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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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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...
Upgrade your sleep: Simple bedroom solutions

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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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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How to stretch your way to better sleep

Rate this article and enter to winJust as you crawl into bed, you remember that you forgot to finish your seminar reading (now you’ll need to wake up early to do it). Then you...
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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...