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How to Pull A (Sort of) Healthy All-Nighter

October 19, 2015
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While we all know that pulling an all-nighter is not the best choice on our bodies, it happens from time to time during crunch time for medical students. From the ever important USMLE exams to MD3 and MD4 research papers, there never seems to be enough hours in the day. At Saint James, our trained faculty and staff advisors are available resources for managing workload and how to best meet course requirements. Our remodeled group study rooms are spacious and well equipped to handle long sessions. In order to pull a late night with minimal negative effects and a fast recovery, we turned to Refinery29 for their list of how to conquer the evening hours! shutterstock_150898064 15 Ways to Pull a Healthier All-Nighter:
  1. Prep for a sleepless night; bank sleep ahead of time.
  2. Get any amount of shut-eye.
  3. Get through the night, bring on the lights.
  4. Keep your room temperature moderate.
  5. Skip the sugar and snack on protein and carbs.
  6. Drink a little coffee -- and a lot of water.
  7. Chew gum.
  8. Get up and walk around.
  9. Survive the next day, don't drive.
  10. Nap if you can, but don't overdo it.
  11. Go easy on the caffeine.
  12. Eat fruits, veggies, and drink (even more) water.
  13. Do something active.
  14. Don't overeat and don't drink.
  15. Get a little extra sleep the next night.
For more information on how to ensure the healthiest outcome from your all-nighter, read Refinery29's post here!
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