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SEE: A sleep filled semester


SEE Tip: Spring semester is officially here.  Before time flies, get your sleep schedule on point.  Choose a time that works for you to try to get to bed each night.  Find a time that gives you 7-9 hours of sleep each night in order to be your best self each day.  Before going to bed each night, follow a routine or form habits to make sleeping even easier.  Calm your mind with some light reading and turn off the laptop and phone for a bit.  Or try listening to soothing music instead of watching TV.  Give your mind and body time to calm down so falling asleep can happen with ease.  You'll wake up rested and ready to tackle the day ahead.

HKB Tip: Sometimes the mind confuses the need for a cigarette with the need for more sleep.  Instead, try taking a sip of water and getting some shut eye if you can put off the craving.  If not, be sure to avoid smoking in bed, as it is the leading cause of accidental house/apartment fires.

Mellow Out Monday Tip:  Before the stress of the Spring semester sets in, try getting some ZZZ's.  Getting 7-9 hours of sleep can help reduce stress, improve mood, and increase productivity and brain functioning.  Sleep may be the solution you've been searching for in order to have the least stressful semester yet.

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