75% of Students Are Sleep Deprived!
In a previous article we discussed some Tips For Quality Sleep For College Students. Well you’ll be particularly interested to discover that a University of Cincinnati study found that over 75% of college students don’t get enough sleep and as a result don’t get to make the most of their education.
Here are some more interesting facts deriving from this study:
- Only 24% of students reported getting an adequate amount of sleep each night
- Of these students 20.8 % reported getting 8 or more hours of sleep each night
- 54.8% reported getting less than 7 hours of sleep
- Sleep deprivation has been linked to lower GPAs
- A study at St. Lawrence University in New York revealed that 2/3 of students had pulled at least one all-nighter during a semester
- Financial concerns, time management and stress are the main reasons students don’t sleep
- Students who get A’s and B’s sleep 35 minutes more each night than those who get D’s and F’s
- A Brown University study showed 73% of students reported sleep problems. Only 11% of students reported good sleep
- Not getting enough sleep can impact a student’s concentration and memory, two essentials for college
How To Get Better Sleep
- Avoid going to bed and getting up at different times
- Restrict caffeine, alcohol and nicotine with one hour
- Avoid intense exercise within one hour of bedtime
- Write out your worries in a personal journal to relive stress
- Be physically active each day
- Avoid long naps; a 15 minute power nap is enough time
- Eliminate too much light in the bedroom
- Use the bed for sleep not for studying for exams
- Eating healthier foods and super food supplements, maca powder benefits the sleep cycle
So How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?
Most adults need seven to eight hours of restful sleep per night. If that does not seem to be enough for your keep track of when you naturally fall asleep and wake up without an alarm clock. This will help you figure out how many hours of sufficient sleep you need.
To put the study into perspective and to help students improve their sleeping (and studying) habits, the team over at OnlineCollege.org put together an infographic on students and sleep. Please enjoy this infographic and feel free to share it with your friends to help them with their sleeping habits.
Via: Online College Advice
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