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MASTERING MONDAY: SLEEP HABITS

MASTERING MONDAYS: SLEEP HABITS

As each weekend ends, each Monday begins. And, as every student in the world knows, these can be the hardest of days. Mondays bring with them classes, meetings, and daily tasks that you may have mistakenly put off this past weekend. Waking up early, leaving your room, and maintaining your schedule can prove to be difficult but, by starting off your day with our exciting and entertaining bits and pieces, you can begin to Master Mondays. This week’s topic is sleep, below we have accumulated a list of pieces.

Watch This: https://youtu.be/SVQlcxiQlzI

In this video by AsapSCIENCE, the presenter talks about different sleeping habits and how the effect that these habits have on our daily life. He introduces concepts such as sleep debt and how if we miss just a few nights of sleep we can catch back up on our sleep but if we make lack of sleep a habit, it could affect us negatively over time. One of the most important thing said by the presenter was “let your body and brain figure out its own needs”. Although it is a good thing to do the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep that science recommends, its also good to know what works for you the best.

Read This: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/night-owls-and-early-birds-have-different-personality-traits/

This article tries to assign traits to the personalities of people who are mostly early birds versus others who would be considered night owls.

Do this: What kind of sleeper are you?

  1. Take this quiz on Buzzfeed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/kellyoakes/are-you-an-early-bird-or-a-night-owl#.amWW2BEXx
  2. Figure out what sleeping situation is best for you. Whether you like to fall asleep to music or silence. Or even if the room temperature affects your sleeping patterns. Do what’s best for you.
  3. Check out these 4 kinds of sleepers: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/wellness/advice/a26063/types-of-sleepers/


Xaria Anderson, Peer Educator

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