Research shows that rest and relaxation maximises academic performance, even during exams. It may seem simple, but getting enough sleep is a big factor in reducing stress levels. It's recommended you get at least eight hours of sleep a night, but if you can manage nine or ten hours that's even better.
It's also important to wind down at least one hour before you intend to sleep, by reading a book, listening to music or meditating.
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