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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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Thing of the month: Alarmy (Sleep If U Can)

Vishal Kummetha,second-year graduate student, University of Kansas“If you can’t jump out of bed in the morning (e.g., most people?), this app is for you. It’s a creative alarm system that requires you to be...
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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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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 calculus assignment (now you’ll need to wake up early to do it). Then you...
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Ask the doc: Is it possible to get too much sleep?

“Is it possible to get too much sleep?”—Ana H., Towson University, MarylandNot exactly. But are there circumstances in which the amount of sleep someone is requiring would be concerning? Yes.It’s common to meet with...
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Attention: This is a PSA for all college students

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Still awake? How to get to sleep when you can’t

Rate this article and enter to winTired? Lying awake at night? If you have insomnia, you may take a half-hour or longer to fall asleep and frequently get less than six hours, according to...
Doctors

Ask the doc: Why do I always feel tired?

“I make sure to get enough sleep, but I still always feel tired. Why could this be?”—Ariel B., Red Rocks Community College, ColoradoThis is a very common dilemma. It can be helpful to determine...
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Thing of the month: pzizz

Amy NielsenFourth-year undergraduate at Western Washington University, majoring in communication studies with a minor in business administration; Student Health 101 Student Advisory Board 2016–17."This free app uses restful music and soothing vocal suggestions to...
Doctors

Ask the doc: November 2015

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