The Effects Of Sleep Deprivation On College Students Essay

1089 Words Mar 9th, 2016 null Page
When most people hear the words “sleep” and “college” uttered from a student, they start to cringe. This is an obstacle that so many of us college students must battle each day as we try to maintain our sanity in our continuous fight against time as we attempt to manage our hectic schedules filled with academics, athletics, arts, work, service, and socialization. Many students have already surrendered to this monumental task and thus have to suffer through the effects of sleep deprivation. Through my various interactions and observations of other students, it has become blatantly obvious how tall of an order it is for college students at Gonzaga University and around the world to fit in an adequate amount of sleep in their already chaotic lives. Therefore, even though there is no one perfect solution to curing sleep deprivation, everyone should take the time to discover the steps best suited for them in order to prevent becoming sleep deprived. There are a plethora of negative effects that stem from sleep deprivation, and this is a reality that so many college students are exposed to. In fact, according to Shelley D Hershner and Ronald D Chervin who are both workers at the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan, “Daytime sleepiness, sleep deprivation, and irregular sleep schedules are highly prevalent among college students, as 50% report daytime sleepiness and 70% attain insufficient sleep” (Hershner, Chervin). This is a blatant reason for concern and there…

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