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SEE For Yourself on Monday

SEE Tip: Having trouble sleeping? Quit smoking. Studies indicate that smokers are four times as likely than non-smokers to feeling unrested after a night's slumber.Researchers think that the stimulating effects of nicotine could cause smokers to go through nicotine withdrawal each night, which may contribute to sleep disturbances. To read the full study click here. The SEE Campaign— “SLEEP, EAT, and EXERCISE” —is all about helping JHU students maintain a healthy balance of rest, exercise, and nutritious eating which can have a positive influence on performance. Stop by the SEE table today at Levering from 11-1 pm for more tips and give-aways.

Quit on Monday: Thinking about quitting? Set a quit date. Write it down. Plan for it. Prepare your mind for the first day of the rest of your life smoke-free. Need a little extra help? Stop by the SEE table today at Levering from 11-1 pm to pick up materials and resources provided by HKB.

Mellow Out Monday Tip: Got stress? Get some sleep. Being in college probably means that your sleep schedule is not exactly regular. Getting adequate sleep helps your mind refocus, recharge, and rebalance. Who can argue with that? There are several ways you can add more sleep to your regime - try taking a quick nap (15 minutes), go to bed early one night this week, or better yet try to stick to a regular sleep schedule. Sometimes, one good night's sleep may be all you need to hit the ground running during a stressful time. Of course getting a free back rub from Stressbusters is another great way to melt your stress away. Be one of the first 5 people to get a backrub tonight at 9 pm and receive a FREE "fan" t-shirt. Five-minute seated back rubs are available every Monday night at the MSE library, Q-level from 8-10 pm.