Sleep is one of our body’s most essential needs. As college students, we tend to deprive our body of sleep. We choose the library over our beds in hopes of obtaining optimal grades. While our grades may not be suffering, our bodies and minds are! Depriving your body of sleep not only affects health, but your overall academic performance. Although that seems counter intuitive, according to a Stanford University study sleep deprived students have been shown to have a lower overall GPA. Feeling a little more groggy than usual after Spring Fair weekend? Trying to catch up on sleep all at once can actually make you feel drowsier. This week try going to sleep a half hour earlier, and wake up a half hour later each day this week. For more information and tips on sleep click here.
With Earth Day coming up this Friday, April 22, organizations across the university and the city are planning a multitude of interesting and engaging events to showcase their work and foster and celebrate sustainability in our community. Check out Hopkins’ Earth Week (April 18-23) and Baltimore’s Green Week (April 16-23).