Snooze

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Are you sleepy? Here are some signs that you may need more sleep.  Zoning out or dozing off during the day. Losing track of lectures, readings, or videos. Excessive blinking or yawning. Tripping or stumbling more than usual. Feeling sluggish. The amount of sleep that a person gets is one of the strongest assets of success. Sleep fosters memory formation and learning.  Save yourself some study time, your brain will be hard at work solidifying memories while you sleep. It regulates mental and emotional health. Helps you take on challenges with more resilience.  Keeps your immune system strong. You are more likely to get sick when sleep-deprived which could mean missing out on the social activities, class, and other important events.  It supports physical health, helps regulate metabolism and many other body functions. It enhances your productivity. Getting quality sleep boosts productivity, which can free up time for friends, hobbies or more sleep! Helps you stay alert and safe. Dozing off in daylight while at your work place may be awkward, not to mention dangerous.  Did you know drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving? Here are some tips to take away:

Wake up at about the same time every day, even weekends.  Steer clear of all nighters. Try using white noise, listening to music, meditation on http://www.calm.com. Turn on electronics 30 to 60 minutes before bed. Exercise! Rethink your drink.  Both alcohol and caffeine. Create a positive sleep environment. Clear your mind and relax.

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