Monday, April 16, 2007

College Students and Sleep

A good night of sleep is something college students don't experience very often. With the stress of the day and all the homework and tests affects your sleeping habits. If you ask any college student about how much sleep they got the night before, they will give you a evil look and say "Not very much". College students have to cram so much work into one day with a minimum amount of time.

Brown University has an article about college students and sleep. In this article it says college students are the most sleep-deprived people in the country. They say college students should get at least 8 hours of sleep to complete the R.E.M cycle.

Every college student experiences an all nighter. But there is some bad news about the all-nighters. It can interfere with how you learn more information. It can only help you the next day on the test and not in a comprehensive exam. Not getting enough sleep can impact you daytime activities and it can affect your mental and physical health.

Sleep to me is just something I try to fit into my busy day. I get at least 6 hours of sleep a night. Being in college means more stress and NO SLEEP. When I don't get alot of sleep I feel the affects and no one likes to be around me. To me sleep is the last thing that takes me away from my busy day. Its the only thing I can do without stressing about things.

Sleep is the one thing you lack while you are in college. My advice is to at least get 6 hours of sleep a night and don't stress while you are trying to get to sleep.


Elizabeth Gehres said...

You are very lucky if you get 6 hours of sleep everynight. For some reason this quarter I have not gotten very much sleep, it seems like everynight I don't get to sleep untill 2am or later and I have to wake up by 7 everyday. I defiently can relate to feeling the effects of lack of sleep during the day. It seems like it takes everything out of me to get through work and classes everyday becuase I'm so tired at the end of the day. Yet, I still go to bed late when I know that I really need the sleep.

Derek John Boczkowski said...


Very nice blog. A couple of clunky sentences, but nothing too bad. (See me about the sentence in the first paragraph starting with "With.")

Great link, great topic. 5/5

Eric Davidson said...

I would recommend to Elizabeth and others to do a time diary in which every minute of the day is recorded. I would imagine that she, like myself, spends a lot of time on-line reading blogs as this, on facebook, on myspace, as well as spending time on a lot of other things that are probably not a high priority. As a result, the higher priorities are put off, and then next thing you know, you're up til 3 tryinig to get in all your homework.

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