The first year of college brings a flurry of excitement for an armed and ready freshman. Amid all the novelty, personal health often finds itself left behind with well-meaning promises for later attention. Give your mind and body some love and take on the year with these tips for staying happy and healthy at UCSB.
Everybody likes a good nap. Whether after an 8 a.m. you didn’t have enough sleep for or during a weirdly-spaced gap between classes, a quick nap can help reset your day and get you going again.
The doctor recommends a good night’s sleep
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One-third of the world’s population consumes coffee on a regular basis. The average American drinks three cups of coffee a day. Many people — especially college students — indulge in the revitalizing magic of coffee. So, what effects does this favorite drug of choice have on the body? Coffee contains caffeine, which has a nearly […]
Researchers at the Golden Bear Sleep & Mood Research Clinic at UC Berkeley recently found that teenagers who go to sleep later are more likely to face emotional and academic problems down the road than their earlier-sleeping peers.
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A recent study conducted by scientists at UC Berkeley linked poor sleep habits and brain degeneration in the elderly with memory loss. The study focused on how older adults between the ages of 60 and 80 store memory during slow-wave nonrapid eye movement sleep. During non-REM sleep, considered the deepest stage of sleep in which […]
“Sleep is for the weak” and “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” used to be my life mottos until I realized the complete opposite was true. Recent findings confirm the recommendations that have been passed down from our parents and doctors. Sleep is crucial for an optimal mood, immune system and cognitive performance. Unfortunately, as students, […]
Let’s be real. Everybody loves sleep. That isn’t our problem. Our problem is the difficulty of having a structurally sound and solid sleeping pattern. Sleep is a vital ingredient to winning at college, and just like the neglected benefits of having great nutrition, it importance is widely ignored on college campuses across the U.S. Sleeping […]