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Need a caffeine break? Here’s how to stay alert all day without it

Rate this article and enter to winIf you’ve spent more time with a buzz-inducing cup of coffee than you have with your best friend this week, you’re not alone. The Coffee Association of Canada’s...
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Ask the doc: “What’s the cure for insomnia?”

—Jolene W., Mount Royal University, Alberta A short question, yet a complicated problem. Luckily, there’s a ton of research on this topic.First, let’s define insomnia. In a given month, if you consistently have more...

Upgrade your sleep: Simple bedroom solutions

Rate this article and enter to winStudents sleep in all kinds of places: in residence, shared apartments, random couches, the occasional classroom. Some of those spots work far better than others, in part because...
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Apps + podcasts we love: Sleep Cycle alarm clock

Alexis A., third-year undergraduate, University of Maryland “The idea of getting adequate and restful sleep is somewhat laughable for students. Between all-nighter study sessions, binge-watching favourite shows, and trying to maintain some kind of social...
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Test stress much? Try this 30-second, in-the-moment mindfulness trick

Rate this article and enter to winWhat’s your favourite thing about school? If you said “the exams,” you’re either Hermione Granger or you’re an anomaly. I’m done with school now and free of academic...
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Wake & meditate: Your guide to a mindful morning

Rate this article and enter to winIn my last post, we talked about how to meditate and why it’s pretty much the best thing ever (in a nutshell: less stress and anxiety, more calm,...
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Meditation is having a moment. Here’s how (and why) to join in

Rate this article and enter to winEmma Watson meditates. Katy Perry and LeBron James meditate. Jon Krop meditates. (OK, that last one is me, but still.) Trendy meditation studios are popping up all over,...
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Sleep debt might be the reason you’re always tired—here’s how to avoid it

Rate this article and enter to winWhen you’re all revved up for the new semester, it’s easy to skip sleep in favour of diving into your new coursework. OK, it’s easy to skip sleep...

Ask the doc: “What are better options for staying awake than using energy drinks?”

"What are better options for staying awake than using energy drinks?"—Hannah P*, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton*Name changedInteresting question. First, let’s talk about energy drinks. There are numerous brands, which typically all contain caffeine...
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Take a nap or push on through?

Rate this article and enter to winWhat’s in a nap? If you’re doing it right, napping brings a bunch of benefits: improved learning ability, memory, alertness, physical and mental stamina, and relief from stress....