You are feeling very sleepy

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Yes, you are feeling very sleepy but unfortunately it’s the middle of the day and you have to stay awake.

Sleep can sometimes feel like hard work, especially during exam time. Nicola Morgan has written several books about how the teenage brain works (as well as some fiction) and suggests strategies for managing sleep despite exam stress in this podcast.

Two things which really stood out for us during the research for this post were:

  • the importance of a relaxing pre-sleep routine, and
  • how much our brains are working during sleep.

Being librarians of course we can’t publish this post without mentioning that reading before going to sleep is a great way to relax. Close the curtains on the real world, turn off your electronic devices (even the mobile phone), silence your music, pick up a book and read. Just remember to set your alarm, night night!



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