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9 Healthy Habits to Sleep Better as a College Student

Posted by Jessica Fender on Mar 7, 2022 5:37:00 AM

Most college students underrate the importance of sleep. Many believe they can get through school without stopping and getting enough rest. As a result, they end up tired and sleep-deprived. In most cases, they are only able to make adjustments when their grades begin to suffer.

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Topics: sleep habits, college, students, getting better sleep

Why Is Sleep Important?

Posted by Riley Stevenson on Mar 4, 2022 8:39:43 AM

Getting enough sleep is essential to maintain optimal health and well-being. It can be as vital as eating a balanced diet or exercising regularly. However, the fast-paced society we live in today doesn't always make it easy to embrace the importance of adequate sleep fully. Though the numbers and sleep needs vary from person to person, most adults should aim to get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night — and in the U.S. alone, 1 in 3 adults don't get enough of it.

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Topics: sleep habits, overall wellness, quality sleep

Can Sleep Lead to Wightloss?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Feb 15, 2022 1:54:27 PM

According to a new study, sleeping more may aid in weight loss. 
  • One of the primary causes of obesity is consuming more calories than necessary.
  • Laboratory studies have found that people with significant sleep restrictions are likely to consume more calories than they would without sleep restriction.
  • In a new study, researchers report that participants with overweight who were not getting enough sleep reduced their daily calorie intake after receiving sleep training.

Scientists have recently investigated the potential role of sleep education in weight loss programs.

Their results, which appear in the journal JAMA Network, lay the groundwork for further research to see if the findings are generalizable and hold true over longer periods.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, sleep habits, weight, weightloss

5 Ways To Help Students Get Better Sleep

Posted by Joanne Elliot on Feb 7, 2022 4:53:34 PM

Sleep is one of the essential aspects of human existence. Without good sleep, quality of life can quickly deteriorate. Sleep deprivation, along with other conditions, can cause an individual to die. Therefore, a student must get adequate sleep to function appropriately.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, sleep habits, sleep hygiene, college, students

Supplements That Don't Affect Your Sleep

Posted by Kevin Faber on Feb 7, 2022 12:55:00 AM

As it turns out, a few studies on vitamins, minerals and sleep have shown that certain nutritional supplements can have negative effects on the amount of rest that you get each night. Hearing this information might make you nervous as now you’re unsure if the new vitamins that you’re taking are ‘sleep-safe’.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, sleep habits, nutrition, getting better sleep, supplements

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