How to Sleep Better With f.lux

By Jennifer Hernandez Electronics are woven into our daily lives. We send late-night emails and cuddle up with our phones to check our newsfeed before bed, but our fondness for bright white screens may be harming our sleeping patterns. Light in electronics is heavily composed of attention-boosting, blue wavelengths, which prevent the release of melatonin, a hormone that regulates our internal clocks and assists with … Continue reading How to Sleep Better With f.lux

Swamp Talk: How to Reduce Stress Before Finals

By Chelsea Perry Finals are just around the corner. With the end of the semester rapidly approaching, it’s easy for us to become overwhelmed with everything we have on our plates (other than the turkey and stuffing, of course). Whether it’s studying for finals or writing papers, the holiday season can prove to be an extremely stressful time for students. According to GatorWell Health Promotion … Continue reading Swamp Talk: How to Reduce Stress Before Finals

Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Sleeping Habits

By Emily Stanton Don’t let midterms turn you into a zombie. Getting a full night’s rest will keep you alert, refreshed and ready to tackle any essay question. Here are some tips to help you catch some Z’s. 1. Have a schedule According to the National Sleep Foundation, our sleep-wake cycle is regulated by a “circadian clock” in our brain. When we have a regular … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Sleeping Habits

Swamp Talk: Need Some Zzz’s? UF’s Best Places to Nap

By Mary Elysee Velasco The person responsible for making naps mandatory during kindergarten was a genius. Whoever removed naps from the higher education system was a sadist. From the struggling chemistry major scribbling calculations late into the night, to the starving art major slaving away on a project before the due date, there is something we Gators can agree on: we all need naps. We all … Continue reading Swamp Talk: Need Some Zzz’s? UF’s Best Places to Nap