Tag: stress

An Ode to Sleep: Why High School Students Really Do Need Their Rest (Even When They Don’t Want It)

Sleep is a beautiful thing. I have reason to know that more intimately than most people. I’ve struggled with fatigue, insomnia, and assorted sleep issues myself, and even went through an all-night, fully monitored sleep study looking for answers. I learned that, while specific health problems were the underlying cause of much of my fatigue, I was also allowing problems to persist—and making them much worse—by not prioritizing quality sleep.

Several years after this medical adventure, I watch my sleep like a hawk, and I’ve seen marked benefits from doing so. Maintaining good sleep hygiene can be tough, and I’m far from perfect in my habits, but the improvements in my life have absolutely been worth the work. I’ve found myself becoming something of a sleep evangelist, introducing others to the power and joy of better sleep habits.

Now it’s time for me to share what I’ve learned with you.

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Peer Pressure (and Other Doubts) Surrounding College Applications

Needless to say, college application season can be an incredibly stressful time that may negatively impact your normally stellar academic performance or strain once unbreakable friendships. I don’t claim to have all the answers, but having gone through the process and lived to see the fruits of my labor, here are some of the things I’ve learned that you may find useful as you delve into the world of college applications.

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