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Sleepy College Student

Dear Sugar
I just started a new term in College, everything’s great. The thing is, I am a night person and usually go to sleep at 2:00 or 3:00am. But for the past week, I changed my sleeping pattern and have been going to bed at midnight and waking up at 8:00am. Even when it is a full 8 hours of sleep, I still yawn throughout the day - but I'm not feeling sleepy. The yawning has become very irritating; please give me a few suggestions as to how to get rid of it? Sluggish Sophomore

Dear Sluggish Sophomore
Getting yourself to bed earlier is a great start to taking care of your body, but what about your diet and exercise habits? Give your body some time to adjust to the new sleep schedule - 8 hours should definitely be plenty. What are you eating? Are you skipping breakfast and are you ODing on carbs? The foods that you eat are what fuel your body for the day. In combination with no daily exercise, your body is going to react in a lethargic way. As soon as you get up, head straight to the gym, go for a morning jog or take a walk. Then go home and eat a sensible breakfast (high in protein). I'll bet you feel sharper almost immediately. When your body is healthy, your brain is healthier too - I'll expect a copy of your next report card improvements!

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