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Entries by Dr. Michael J. Breus from 09/2010

The Freshman 8 And Your GPA

| Posted 09.02.2010 | College

College is on its way -- or already here -- and with it comes sleep deprivation. So here at HuffPost College we have started a new sleep challenge: The Freshman 8! To continue to motivate everyone I wanted to focus on how getting those eight hours can help your GPA.

Back to School (and Back to Sleep)

| Posted 09.04.2010 | Healthy Living

Here are a few tip and tricks I have used with my patients over the years to make the transition from summer to school a bit smoother.

The Freshman 8: Sleep Well, Play Well

| Posted 09.07.2010 | College

Researchers from Trent University in Ontario (Go Excalibur!) found that students who were "tested" at 9 a.m. on a Guitar Hero song that they had learned at 9 p.m. the previous night (and then gotten their rest), performed three times better than students who learned the song in the morning and then were tested that evening.

Your Performance And The Freshman 8

| Posted 09.08.2010 | College

Only 11 percent of American college students report that they sleep well. Forty percent say that they feel well rested about two days a week. Seventy-three percent report experiencing "occasional" sleep issues. We are facing a sleepademic!

Will Super Mario Keep Your Child From Slumberland?

| Posted 09.13.2010 | Healthy Living

There are many parents who ask me about videogames before bed: are they harmful for sleep?

Shedding Light on the Freshman 8

| Posted 09.14.2010 | College

We know more sleep will help your GPA, memory and performance. But getting that precious eight hours can be a bit of a challenge in a dorm room.

Your Freshman 8 Dorm Room Makeover

| Posted 09.16.2010 | College

Sleep is a sensory experience, and an in-depth consideration of the five senses is a great way to evaluate your bedroom and create the ideal sleep environment.

Late to Bed, Early to Rise? Think Again!

| Posted 09.24.2010 | Healthy Living

If you're among the millions who get up before dawn or worse, then chances are you don't get to bed early enough to make up the difference in sleep time.

Sleep Tips for New Mothers: Quality vs. Quantity

| Posted 09.29.2010 | Healthy Living

According to a recent study new moms sleep patterns mimic those who suffer from sleep disorders like sleep apnea. They get enough hours asleep, but not enough hours in restorative sleep.