The Importance Of Sleep In College Students

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College Students and Lack of Sleep Sleep is an extremely important aspect of anyone’s life. Obtaining the correct amount of sleep is crucial for a healthy lifestyle. Without proper sleep, a person can become irritated and drowsy, and may also be at a larger risk for heart attacks and strokes. Lack of sleep can be caused by a variety of factors but the most prevalent factor being stress. College students are at one of the most stressful times in a person’s life and it is also one of the most important times to be awake and healthy. The amount of sleep needed per night differs from person to person based primarily on their age. College students, on average, are in the age group between 18 and 25 which it is recommended they get about 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night (How Much Sleep). It is also stated that people in this …show more content…
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