During finals one of the first things to be sacrificed is sleep. To do your best academically, it's important to get at least 7-8 hours a night. Sleep deprivation has been proven to impair mental function—and weaken the immune system. According to the National Sleep Foundation, although we think of sleep as a time of rest, research is revealing that sleep is a dynamic activity during which many processes vital to health and well-being take place. New evidence shows that sleep is essential to helping maintain mood, memory, and cognitive performance. Click here for more sleep tips. Pick up a free Sleep Kit at the CHEW office, Levering, Suite 115.
Quit on Monday tip: HKB Quit Tip: Secondhand smoke is harmful in a number of ways as past studies have demonstrated including heart disease, cancer, etc. A 2011 study on the effects of secondhand smoke expand on those harms when they studied the effects on sleep. The research found inefficient sleep among those that were exposed to secondhand smoke during the study period. Sleep is a crucial component to optimal mind and body function. If secondhand smoke is possibly interfering with your sleep patterns, consider ways to avoid it in order to have a more restful night’s sleep.
Mellow Out Monday: Students who get 6 or fewer hours of sleep per night feel more tired, sad, and stressed. Lack of adequate sleep has been associated with feelings of being more stressed out. Do yourself a favor and get at least 7-8 hours of sleep especially during finals to decrease your stress levels and enhance cognition and alertness. Stressbusters is also here to help melt your stress away on Monday, December 5th and 12th from 8-10 pm at the library, Q-level.