Tag Archives: Sleep

10 Tips To Ensure You Sleep Like A Baby Every Single Night!

Did you sleep well last night? I certainly did not. After tossing and turning in bed for about an hour before finally dosing off and finding myself awake two or three times during the night, I wondered if I was the only one who had difficulties falling asleep and staying asleep.

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Sleeping is not just for the lazy. Poor sleep habits – what experts may call “poor sleep hygiene” – may negatively affect everything from a man’s testosterone levels, to a student’s ability to remember anything during an exam. Continue reading 10 Tips To Ensure You Sleep Like A Baby Every Single Night!

Why You Should Probably Skip the All-Nighters This Exam Period

Every student knows the feeling.  It’s like the desire to succeed in school, though quiet all year, gains herculean strength every November – December or April – June as we anxiously begin to prepare for final exams. Suddenly it seems like the only way to avoid the F of your life, is to spend almost every waking (and non-waking) hour cramming your brain.

STOP – step away from that can of Red Bull. Before you down yet another 5 Hour Energy with a cocktail of caffeine capsules, you really should pause and consider whether studying all-night will truly give you the results you expect. Continue reading Why You Should Probably Skip the All-Nighters This Exam Period

One Simple & Guaranteed Way to Boost Your Memory for Exams

I know the feeling. “Heaven help me” is what you are thinking right? You have 3000 tons of notes to cover and only 24 hours in the day. You read day and night – sustained by the power of coffee – but you want to cry because it seems the more you read the less you remember! *cue frustrated scream*

From London, to Florida, to South Africa, to Kingston – all across the world, there is one desire that all students share as they approach exams. Every student is eager to know that ONE secret to doing better in the exam room. Well, this may not be the ONE magical secret, but it certainly is a big deal and may significantly boost your chances if you try it out. Continue reading One Simple & Guaranteed Way to Boost Your Memory for Exams

Having Trouble Sleeping? You Could Be Feeling Lonely.

Most of us are cranky, short-fused and as slow as a 300 lb intoxicated tortoise when we miss our sleep. Why else do you think the world drank as much as 136.2 million bags of coffee in 2011? Unless you are a vampire or Optimus Prime, you definitely need a solid night’s sleep to function well.

You never really appreciate how important sleep is however, until you stop getting it (or stop getting the good kind). If you are in that boat, research carried out by Lianne Kurina, PhD, at the Department of Health Studies at the University of Chicago, says your troubles may be because you are feeling lonely. In fact, the lonelier you feel, the more fragmented your sleep will be. Continue reading Having Trouble Sleeping? You Could Be Feeling Lonely.

Choose Wisely! The Top 10 Jobs Most-Sleep Deprived Jobs

Choosing a career soon? Here is a wee bit of advice: Check and double-check your priorities well. Decide now, how much your bed, your long night’s rest and your freedom to tap the snooze button means to you, as when it comes to ‘sleep time’, all careers are not created equal.

The American mattress company Sleepy’s recently commissioned a study to determine the most sleep-deprived and the most rested occupations in America. Just last week it was reported by Catherine Rampell writing in the New York Times. It’s an interesting read. Continue reading Choose Wisely! The Top 10 Jobs Most-Sleep Deprived Jobs