18 Things You Should Know About Sleep, According to a Sleep Doctor

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It can be hard to get a good night’s sleep, especially around midterms season. According to this Buzzfeed article, stress often causes sleeplessness and difficulties falling asleep. Check out this article if you want to learn more about sleep and how to improve your sleep in specific circumstances.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mrloganrhoades/things-you-should-know-about-sleep-according-to-a-sleep-d

Personally, I am adamant about getting enough sleep in college. I learned my lesson in high school, where I consumed concerning amounts of coffee per day to combat my exhaustion from sleep deprivation. I usually aim for 8-9 hours per night, and I have a routine that I follow. I go to bed at the same time every night, usually starting to get ready for bed way earlier so that I give myself time to fall asleep without feeling pressure to. I shower to relax, and I read something fun (not schoolwork!) for few minutes to distract my mind before turning in. As for waking up in the mornings, nothing motivates me more than a cup of coffee (my everlasting love)! Getting enough sleep improves numerous aspects of my life…having energy throughout the day, paying better attention in class, getting sick less often, being in a more positive mental state, and being more productive. Why not start some new healthy sleep habits today?

And of course, the Well-Woman office has TONS of resources about improving sleep and reducing stress if you want to stop by for more information. Don’t forget to take care of yourself in this rough time of the semester!

Love Rachel Katz

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A YOGA PSA — yoga to the people open on 104th and b’way!

hello all–

for anyone interested in yoga (never tried, total expert, & everything in between), there’s some good news floating around the upper west side.

YOGA TO THE PEOPLE (a donation-based open level yoga studio) has opened a new location at 104th and Broadway! it’s on the second floor, above CityMD (you can’t miss it on the west side of broadway) and the space is huge and beautiful.

i’m challenging myself to go everyday before spring break, hopefully i can stay accountable. if you’ve been meaning to try a new workout routine, or revisit your old yoga practice, take a springtime walk down to 104 and check them out!

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note that their *suggested donation* is $10, but it’s really suggested and if they’re true to their mission, they really don’t want cost to be a deterrent to anyone interested in yoga. click the image above for all their info and remember that if yoga on campus is more your style, Well-Woman offers classes Thursdays and Sundays at 7.15p!

see you on the mat!

xx gabrielle.