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Teens Are Chronically Stressed and Sleep Deprived

Wake up at 6 AM. Drive to school. Spend 8 hours in tough classes. Go to after school activities for 3 hours. Come home. Shower, eat, spend time with your family. Do homework and study. Get some sleep. Repeat. The daily routine of the conventional high school student consists of a jam-packed schedule that can be highly stressful and take up time that should be spent sleeping. According to The Journal of Adolescent Health, a

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The Hidden Disorder: Here’s 6 Tips For Dealing With Insomnia

Not being able to sleep can be a pretty common problem until it starts to seep into your daily life. Insomnia is a real life sleep disorder, and I’ve had firsthand accounts on what it can do to you and your health. Symptoms include difficulty sleeping, waking up in the night and feeling tired upon waking. To some, it may seem like an elementary problem– “just close your eyes and sleep.” But to the sleepless,

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How To Deal With Exam Stress

With the exam season soon approaching, many students across the globe are struggling to deal with the stress it brings. In the United Kingdom, pupils are currently getting prepared for their GCSEs and A-Levels exams but it is very easy to get overwhelmed with the pressure the season brings. Childline revealed that in 2016/17, they delivered 3,135 counselling sessions on exam stress alone with a rise of 11% from the previous two years. 1 in


Too Much School and Not Enough Sleep Is Hurting Teenagers’ Brains

A recent New York Times article made a stir by asserting that teens today are more anxious than they’ve ever been in history. The article cited a statistic by the Higher Education Research Institute at U.C.L.A in which incoming freshmen were asked if they felt overwhelmed by work last year. In 1985, 18 percent of students felt overwhelmed by their work. In 2010, that number grew to 29 percent. In 2016, the number of students that


Dear TERFs: Trans People Don’t Want to Sleep With You

Trigger warning: r*pe, sexual assault, sexual violence Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminism / Feminists (or TERF) is the type of feminism we all like to pretend isn’t there, and for good reason. Any conversation with a TERF will tell you that there isn’t really any logic or facts to it: they just want to oppress trans people (specifically trans women), under the guise of protecting “real women.” To them, trans women are invading what it really means

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Lazy Girl’s Guide: Looking Better Than You Did The Night Before

We’ve all been there, waking up with no time to get ready for the day with big plans ahead. This is the perfect remedy for a lazy girl like myself to wake up feeling refreshed and looking even better. Moisturize Moisturize Moisturize. Skin naturally loses water and hydration during sleep, so it’s necessary that we take that extra step at night to not wake with dry, patchy skin. Lather up and lay down at night,

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The Real Reason Why Teenagers Are So Tired

Nowadays, it seems teenagers can’t make it through an entire day without feeling drowsy or nearly drifting off in the middle of class. It’s become a stereotype that teens are tired and grouchy because of staying up too late partying or texting their sweetheart. As most teenagers know, that’s not the full story. Research shows that teens need 8-10 hours of sleep to be high-functioning; however, only 15% of teenagers even receive 8.5 hours of

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