Posts Tagged ‘Sleep’

The Least-Popular Habits Every College Student Should Form

The Least-Popular Habits Every College Student Should Form

College websites and student affairs professionals are always giving students advice on how they can improve their grades, get more involved, and so on. But how practical and useful is that advice?  Is “study more” or “use better time management” really going to help you get through four (or more) years of higher education?  Probably ...

9 Productivity Tips to Rock Second Semester

9 Productivity Tips to Rock Second Semester

We’re at an interesting point in the school year for college students. On the one hand, we made it to second semester without burning out or otherwise ruining our college careers. But on the other, we’re not even halfway through the semester, and Spring Break is still a month away! This is easily the most ...

5 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep in 2014

5 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep in 2014

There’s definitely a trick to creating and sticking to New Year’s resolutions. Most of us falter after the first couple of weeks, but there are plenty who seem to thrive. There are a few standard always-broken resolutions: lose weight, stop smoking, diet, save money, but if we want to actually stick by our goals, we ...

7 Simple Ways to Boost Brainpower

7 Simple Ways to Boost Brainpower

Whether you’re studying for finals, or starting a new internship, brain function is crucial to success in college. Check out these great ways to boost brainpower for a less-stressful, more-engaged school year. Sleep More and Take Naps We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: sleep is crucial to your cognitive function. You should ...

Quick Tip: Can You Become a Morning Person?

Quick Tip: Can You Become a Morning Person?

While developing good habits is challenging — often physically and mentally — they do help us maintain a healthier and more productive lifestyle. Over at 99u, Sasha VanHoven wants to develop the habit of waking up early in the morning. She’s heard about all the benefits from successful people and wants to follow in their ...

How to Function on Little to No Sleep

How to Function on Little to No Sleep

Being a busy college student, there will probably be times when you’re running on little to no sleep. As unhealthy as it is, it’s a reality that a lot of students face. If you couple a busy schedule with procrastination, then you’re going to run into a lot of late-night study sessions and days where ...

5 Tips to Avoid the Flu This Season

5 Tips to Avoid the Flu This Season

As we gear up for the holiday season, one of the unwelcome guests we often become host to is the yearly flu. Many choose to battle this with the flu shot, but college students are the last on the list to receive one when the supplies get low. Additionally, some opt to boost their immunity ...

Eat, Sleep, Socialize, or Study: Managing Time in College

Eat, Sleep, Socialize, or Study: Managing Time in College

Ah, college, an age when you have endless hours to sleep, eat, and socialize, but never enough time for papers, reading, and studying, right? Well, we’ve got some tips to help you have it all, without losing your mind from sleepless insanity or spending all of your Saturday nights in the library. Related: 4 Skills ...

Quantified Self for College Students

Quantified Self for College Students

If you haven’t heard of this new movement yet, Quantified Self is a push to start measuring and keeping track of data about your body and your life. For a college student, this may seem a little bit ridiculous. Why does it matter if I know exactly how many minutes I was at the gym as ...

4 Types of Apps College Students Need to Use

4 Types of Apps College Students Need to Use

You won’t develop good habits by using apps alone, but you can use them to make your life as a student much easier. With the amount of responsibility you have during college, you need the right tools to help you get through the day. And you need them from the moment you wake up. The ...

6 Natural Sleep Aids To Help You Catch More Z’s

6 Natural Sleep Aids To Help You Catch More Z’s

Sleep is a massive staple of a healthy lifestyle. You need it for many reasons like maintaining concentration for studying, staying awake during lecture and, especially, for not getting sick. It’s pretty useful to get sick just before an exam and make your excuses to retake it later. But it’s not nearly as much fun ...

Quick Tip: Resist the Snooze Button by Setting Your Alarm Later

Quick Tip: Resist the Snooze Button by Setting Your Alarm Later

If you’ve ever fallen victim to the snooze button, you’ll know that it often leads to an endless cycle of unsatisfying 10-minute naps. In fact, by hitting the snooze button, you’re most likely making yourself feel even more tired. And once you’ve reached that time when you absolutely have to get out of bed, you’re ...

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