Effects Of Sleep Deprivation On College Students Essay

820 Words Nov 10th, 2015 4 Pages
In a recent experiment it was shown that, “…approximately 60 percent of the college population gets insufficient sleep” (Kingkade). College students are not fully informed of the consequences of not obtaining the proper amount of sleep each night. Many college students find it difficult to maintain good grades, a job, and a social life. They often do not realize just how important sleep is to the body, and that it allows the mind to function fully. College students need to be more informed of how vital sleep is to their health and functionality. Through the use of advertising posters or implementing the effects of sleep depravation in a mandatory course, such as a freshman seminar, students will be able to learn how the human body is affected by sleep deprivation.
Being fully alert is mandatory each and every day for a college student to be successful, and a good night’s rest can help a student obtain that. Students feel that, "[t]here 's a weird pride when they pull all nighters," (Kingkade). Students feel like they are going to be able to retain more information by staying up all night studying rather than managing one’s time, studying during the day in one’s free time, and getting a good night’s rest. Many college students do not realize that, “…after two weeks of sleeping six hours or less a night, students feel as bad and perform as poorly as someone who has gone without sleep for 48 hours,” (American Academy of Sleep Medicine). Students need to be informed that they…

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