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Did you know that students who slept seven hours each night during the exam period scored nearly 10 percent higher than those of students who got less sleep?

Plan ahead so that you can get a full night’s sleep the night before the test.

Tips for getting better sleep:

  • Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day – even on weekends.
  • If you have trouble sleeping at night, avoid naps.
  • Watch your caffeine intake. You may need to cut yourself off six hours before you plan on going to bed.
  • Blue light emitted from your phone or computer may be keeping you from sleeping. Use a blue light blocking app such as flux on your phone or computer.
  • Try to get some exercise during the day, even if it’s just a quick walk around campus.
  • Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, and heavy meals before you go to bed.
  • Practice a relaxing bed time ritual. Get into a routine that lets your body know that it’s time to go to bed. Read a book, take a shower, make a cup of tea, whatever it is that makes you feel relaxed and ready for bed.

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