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How University Students Sleep

Good sleep is strongly linked to learning, memory, creativity, and problem solving. However, poor sleep habits notoriously plague college and university students, depriving them of performing their best when it matters the most. Research into the problem has generally been limited to sleep surveys of single universities, for short periods, of less than 1,000 students (110, for example). Leveraging the sleep tracking capabilities of UP by Jawbone, we can take an unprecedented look at how tens of thousands of college students sleep across the country at over 100 universities, totaling 1.4 million nights of sleep.
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Why I’m Excited for Jawbone to Partner with HuffPost on Sleep

Living a healthy life is often easier said than done. Sometimes life’s daily obstacles make it difficult to actually reach your goals. Different factors can impact the journey to a better you, but many people often forget that a healthy life always starts with a well-rested mind and body. Sleep is key to everyone’s overall health. At Jawbone, we believe that a good night’s sleep means a better tomorrow—leading to a refreshed body and a sharp mind. Luckily, we are not alone. As we approach World Sleep Day on March 18, 2016, I’m thrilled to to be working with The Huffington Post to promote the importance of sleep across the world.

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5 Soothing Yoga Poses for Sleep

If you’re not getting the length and quality of sleep that you would like, try practicing these 5 simple yoga poses for sleep before you get under the sheets. Yoga has a profoundly calming effect on both your body and your mind, slowing down your heart rate and allowing for a little headspace from the constant flow of thoughts. Hold each of the poses for 5-10 breaths before slipping under the covers for a deeper and more restorative night’s sleep.

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Get UP. Together.

Flashback with me to January 29, a Friday afternoon at the Jawbone office in San Francisco. I’m chatting with Brett Bullington, a long-time Silicon Valley advisor and angel-investor. He’s not talking about which start-up he’s investing in or who’s disrupting which market. He was actually telling me how his UP tracker helped him recover from a serious bicycling accident and brain injury that disrupted his life more than three years ago.

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