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Back from break: How to get your sleep schedule on track

Rate this article and enter to winIt’s the start of a new semester—you’re probably already on top of planning your class schedule, getting ready for a new sports season, and stocking your study snack...
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Ask the doc: “I get sick often. What are the signs that I should...

Not sure if your sickness requires a doctor's visit? Here's how to tell.
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Ask the doc: “How can I sleep better when I’m feeling anxious?”

A doctor discusses how to get to sleep when you’re feeling anxious.
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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....

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...