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SEE for Yourself on Monday

Go to bed early one night this week. Sleep helps you process all the information you’re learning! A  study at Harvard Medical School demonstrates that sleep within 30 hours of learning new information or a new activity is absolutely required for improved performance. Subjects who were tested only a few hours later and subjects who were sleep deprived the next night did worse on the test than those who slept normally following the activity.  Stickgold, R., James, L., Hobson, J.A. Visual discrimination learning requires sleep after training. Nature Neuroscience. Dec2000, Vol. 3 Issue 12, p1237.

Quit on Monday tip: Learn what triggers your desire for a cigarette, such as stress, the end of a meal, entering a bar, etc. Avoid those triggers or if that's impossible, plan alternative ways to deal with the triggers.

Mellow Out Monday tip: Stressed out over upcoming exams? Take time to de-stress! Let Stressbusters melt your stress away. FREE 5-minute seated back rubs are available for the last time this semester tonight at the MSE library, Q-level from 8-9 pm.