Although the majority of students require 7-9 hours of sleep per night, 60% of college students don’t get enough sleep. Not enough sleep impacts your attention, concentration, and ability to think clearly, which can negatively affect your academic performance. Perhaps more importantly, lack of sleep has a big impact on your physical health and your mood.
Just like you set aside time to get ready in the morning to start your day, it helps to also set aside time to wind down and get ready for sleep. So here are our top tips for slowing down your mind and body to prepare it for a good night’s sleep.
Sleep Facts 101
Did You Know?
- The majority of adults require 7-9 hours of sleep per night
- 60% of college students don't get enough sleep
- Not getting enough sleep can make you more likely to catch a cold, gainer weight, and have a higher risk for disease
- The effect of sleep deprivation on students' academic performance is roughly equivalent to the effect of binge drinking and substance use on performance
- Among 1st year students, poor sleep predicts dropping or withdrawing from a course
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