Cause And Effect Essay: The Influence Of Sleep In College Students

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Your alarm goes off its 7:00 in the morning, you don’t want to wake up because you went to sleep at 2:00am. Your body is still sleeping, however, you get up and get out of bed exhausted. You say to yourself, it’s alright my body will catch up and will wake up the rest of the way as I go throughout my day and I will go to bed at 2:00 am and wake up at 7:00 am, you do this Monday through Friday and then on the weekends you sleep in extra-long. This is hazardous to your body in that you are more prone to infectious diseases and affects the natural order of the body. Not getting an adequate amount of sleep also leads to lower performance in the classroom setting which could lead to lower grades and thus a lower grade point average. As college students …show more content…
According to US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, “Existing evidence does suggest an association between sleep and GPA. Students who obtained more sleep (long sleepers, ≥9 hours) had higher GPAs than short sleepers (≤6 hours): GPAs were 3.24 vs 2.74 on average, respectively.” Think about your grades over the past semester, how well you were able to concentrate in class and if you were able to study. Now think about how much sleep per night you got last semester was it less than 6 or was it more than 6? If you say that you got less than six hours per night you may have not performed as well as you could in your education and this is a serious problem because education gets you ready for the rest of your life. If you get an inadequate amount of sleep in college you are going to get used to getting an inadequate amount of sleep and that is going to continue for a while even after you get out of college. Most people tell themselves that they will have better sleeping habits after they graduate from college but in reality they will find something else to fill that time and will continue to be busy thus leading to the same amount of sleep they got in college. An inadequate amount of sleep not only leads to a lower GPA but According to Cengage Brainiac, “In addition to the poor outcomes Professor Taylor reports, other effects of sleep deprivation on your …show more content…
You can plan out your week day by day hour per hour so that you can make sure that you have an adequate amount of sleep leading to better health and better performance in your education. Plan your classes, homework, sleep, and everything else for the week and stick to your schedule if you stick to the schedule that you have made you will be able to receive the amount of sleep that you are needing. Some people may say that they try to go to sleep on time but their body will not allow them to sleep and if this is true then they should use white noise to help them fall asleep and stay asleep. According to Science Daily, “A similar study by Forquer and Johnson, published in "Sleep and Hypnosis," found that the use of continuous white noise may help college students get better sleep. The study found that white noise was effective for college students with self-reported sleep problems to decrease difficulty in falling asleep and night waking’s.” If you are still not able to fall asleep then you can take sleeping pills to make sure that you will be able to fall asleep faster and easier. As college students many of us do not get the amount of sleep needed and this effects our health and our grades. With an inadequate amount of sleep you are more exposed to getting smoke because it is harder for your body to fight off infections especially respiratory infections

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