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Snooze happy: How and why you should prioritize your sleeping habits

Rate this article and enter to winStudents love and crave sleep. When we asked you what you’d love to be doing right now, sleeping ranked third—behind only spending more time with friends and participating...
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Need a caffeine break? Here’s how to stay alert all day without it

Rate this article and enter to winIf you’ve spent more time with a buzz-inducing cup of coffee than you have with your best friend this week, you’re not alone. A 2014 study in Pediatrics...
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Ask the professor: “How do you know when you have too much on your...

—Elsie, Northridge, CaliforniaI usually know when I have too much on my plate: I curl up in a ball, pull a blanket over me, and spoon a quart of ice cream into my mouth....
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Ask the doc: Is there anything I can do to prevent falling asleep in...

"Is there anything I can do to prevent falling asleep in class or while studying?" —Larry, University Park, Pennsylvania Short answer: Yes.Longer answer: For some background, there are two common causes for the phenomenon...

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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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...

Ask the doc: Is it possible to get too much sleep?

 “Is it possible to get too much sleep?”—Ana, Towson, 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 students who...
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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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Ask the trainer: How can I improve my endurance?

“How can I improve my endurance?”—Amber, Bronxville, New YorkEndurance, or the body’s ability to withstand physical stress over a long period of time, is a key component of overall health and wellness. If you...
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Ask the doc: I make sure to get enough sleep, but I still always...

“I make sure to get enough sleep, but I still always feel tired. Why could this be?”—Ariel, Lakewood, ColoradoThis is a very common dilemma. It can be helpful to determine whether you’re experiencing fatigue,...