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Why Sleep?

  • Approximately 20% of students report that sleep has in some way impacted their academics
  • Insufficient sleep: 
    • has a negative impact on a person's ability to function during the day, making it difficult for students to focus and pay attention
    • can have long-term health affects
    • has been linked to multiple health risks, including anxiety, depression, stress, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and alcohol and drug abuse
  • Students are more alert, have a stronger recall and are capable of learning new tasks better when they are well rested

 

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Fun Fact:

Students with higher academic performance (GPA) have earlier bed times and wake times. Similar studies also report that students who sleep longer have higher GPAs and increased academic performance.

Benefits of Sleep

  • Strengthens you immune system
  • Limits stress
  • Enhances alertness and reactions
  • Elevates memory
  • Prevents depression

 

Barriers to Sleep

  • Academics
  • Athletics
  • Clubs
  • Social activities
  • Roommates
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