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November 17, 2017
by daniell5
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You Are Feeling Sleeepy

Have you every wondered why sometimes you feel sleepy when you wake up, and other times not? It turns out that the answer lies in something called sleep patterns.

Your sleep pattern is a cycle of different types of sleep that you experience while you get your 40 winks. Most adults start with something called NREM (non rapid eye movement) or light sleep. During this time, you are prone to waking and your brain waves are rhythmic. REM (rapid eye movement) or deep sleep is the other section. This is when you dream.Curiously though, some of your arm and leg muscles have been shown to lock up during REM. This is thought to prevent you from doing what you are dreaming about.

During the night, you will alternate between these two types of sleep. If you wake up during a period of REM, you’ll feel tired and will probably want to go right back to bed. However, if you wake during NREM, it won’t matter how long you were sleeping for, you’ll wake up feeling completely refreshed.

September 16, 2017
by daniell5
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Procrastination

Hmmm, I think I’ll do this later. I have recently noticed that procrastination can be useful. Say you wait longer to do a assignment, then you will have to hurry to complete it, but the chance of you making something truly original will be higher. I also think that it’s rather amusing that you can complete something in an hour rather than the 4 days that it took you when you weren’t procrastinating. Something you may not have known is that often, you procrastinate because you fear failure, or of scared to do something.

I think that if properly managed, procrastinating can be another tool in your toolbox, but if allowed to get out of hand, can become a real problem. For example, say you have a major paper due and have set a date of May 15 to have it finished. A few weeks pass and all of a sudden, it’s May 14 and you’re still awake at 1:00 AM with a blank page in front of you. In order to prevent this from happening to you, I have included some tips for all you procrastinators out there.

1. Use your fear

2. Reward progress with a treat

3. Break your goal into small pieces

4. Make a deadline

5. Remove clutter from your work environment

6. Work with a friend

and in the end… you just have to do it.

Citations

https://www.forbes.com/sites/margiewarrell/2013/03/25/why-you-procrastinate-and-how-to-stop-it-now/

Marano, Hara Estroff. “Why We Procrastinate.” Psychology Today, Sussex Publishers, 1 July 2005, www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200507/why-we-procrastinate.

 

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