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Sleep

Our brain needs sleep!!  Sleep is when the brain undergoes repairs from the wear and tear of the day and replenishes itself for a new day.  While the right amount of sleep is necessary for this task, sleep scientists agree that it’s not only the quantity of sleep that is important, it’s also the quality of sleep.

Resources

Woman Sleeping

Ted Talk: What would happen if you didn't sleep?

In the United States, it's estimated that 30 percent of adults and 66 percent of adolescents are regularly sleep-deprived. This isn't just a minor inconvenience: staying awake can cause serious bodily harm. Claudia Aguirre shows what happens to your body and brain when you skip sleep.

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Sleeping Habits

There are many health benefits to getting enough sleep. Here are 5 tips to help teens get a better night's sleep

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Nighttime Routine for a Better Night Sleep

Doctor mike shares his nighttime routine. He shows all the things he does before bed and the scientific reasoning behind it. The main goals he has been to get the best sleep possible, reducing anxiety, and preparing for the next day. He takes time during the day to make sure his environment and headspace are where they need to be for a restful sleep. 

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Ted Talk: The benefit of a good night's sleep

It's 4am, and the big test is in 8 hours. You've been studying for days, but you still don't feel ready. Should you drink another cup of coffee and spend the next few hours cramming? Or should you go to sleep? Shai Marcu defends the latter option, showing how sleep restructures your brain in a way that's crucial for how our memory works.