Getting more shuteye NOW!

So I’ve just almost concluded the resilience workshops with the JC2 classes (almost). And one of the things we talked about was how sleep was crucial as it comes to succeeding in school and that young people need about 8.5 to 9.25 hours of sleep which I wrote about in another post. So after the…

Level up on your productivity

Productivity is one of the words that start with P that I hear students talk ALOT about. The other is procrastination. Funny how they both start with P and are 5 syllables but take exact opposite meanings. Especially with exams and deadlines round every corner, the question as to how we can increase our productivity…

To nap or not to nap?

Hi everyone! I apologize that I’ve been seriously behind on the blog writing business…actually seriously behind is an understatement given that my last proper entry was in March! Well given that the dot b programme and resilience workshops are more or less behind me I should have more time now to write about stuff that…

To study or to sleep?

I just finished reading this fascinating research article ‘To study or to sleep? The academic costs of extra studying at the expense of sleep’. I’ve written a couple of posts on how the lack of sleep makes us forget the stuff we studied and also about the concept of sleep debt. This article that I just…

Why can’t I sleep though I’m tired?!

Did I already say that I sleep alot? I think I did. Last night I went to bed at 9.30 and got up this morning at 6.30am. My friends say I sleep like I’m still a teenager. Opinions differ on how much sleep you need. Thomas Edison supposedly only slept 3-4 hours a day and…

The luxury of sleep

I like to sleep. Alot. It has always been this way from when I was in primary school right up to now. Someone once told me that when you get older, you need less sleep. Not me. 9 hours of sleep is barely sufficient for me. In university I stayed at the dorm and I…