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Sleep Disorders written on a paper on a clipboard that is surrounded by pills, a stethoscope, and syringes. NICK YOUNGSON/ALPHA STOCK IMAGES

Sleep hygiene oversight is correlated with mental health issues; SBU professors expanding research on college students’ sleep disorders

Joy Sze October 18, 2021
College students are no stranger to sleep deprivation, but a recent discovery shows up to 70% of college students might have an undiagnosed sleep disorder.
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Sleep is important for college students and their mental health

Xenia Gonikberg October 17, 2021
If you prioritize sleep and mental health overall, it will help you do better on that test or submit a higher quality assignment because you are not rushing to do it and you can focus on doing it well, instead of just doing it to finish it.
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Science does not fully endorse blue-light blocking glasses

Meenu Johnkutty February 17, 2021
Increases in screen time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic have surfaced new concerns about blue light and its potential impacts on sleep and eye health. However, eye doctors say this wavelength of light is virtually everywhere. 
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Even during finals, your mental health is important

Andrew Goldstein April 26, 2018
I’ve been in a class where a student fainted during an exam.
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Ask the Editors: what are our favorite autumn activities?

Andrew Goldstein October 23, 2017
Here at The Statesman, editors celebrate fall with friends, family or alone. Here are our favorite things to do in the fall.
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Yes, it is OK to still want your Teddy bear

Yes, it is OK to still want your Teddy bear

Emily Benson October 9, 2016
I don’t need or want constant protection, but who said there was anything wrong with seeking it out once in awhile?
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Under the Microscope: Sleep position impacts brains ability to detox

Under the Microscope: Sleep position impacts brain’s ability to detox

Ruchi Shah August 27, 2015
Interestingly, the lateral position is the most common, suggesting that organisms have evolved over time to prefer the sleeping position that clears brain waste the best.
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A spring break poem

A spring break poem

Joseph Konig March 10, 2015
This poem, reflective of the feelings of The Konig Kolumn's author toward Stony Brook University's Spring Break, appeared as a feature in The Statesman's first-ever Spring Break Issue.
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Top 10 things to do on a stay-cation

Francesca Campione March 4, 2015
There will be plenty of things to do during a glorious week-long staycation. If you need some inspiration to be a better homebody, you can steal a few plays from my book.
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New semester, new you?

Vandana Rambaran January 29, 2015
Now that we have chastised ourselves for another year of forgotten New Year’s plans, it is time to stop wallowing and start wondering what we will do from this point forward.
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Under the microscope: the effects of napping on the human brain

Ruchi Shah September 25, 2014
All-nighters spent studying for exams and late night parties often leave students sleep deprived. Recent research outlines the benefits of napping and the ideal timing to get the most out of a nap.
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Sleep debt leads to a multitude of ill effects

Alex Kramer December 2, 2013
Nearly half of all Americans have a sleep disorder, says sleep expert Lisa Endee. “Americans think that not getting enough sleep is part of a normal culture,” Endee said. She is the clinical program coordinator at Stony Brook University’s sleep-testing center.
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