The Importance Of Sleep Deprivation In College Students

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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
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Many of them are distracted by; their phone, television, or the endless opportunities of their computer while trying to fall asleep. Many students can enhance their sleeping by deciding to not “…study, read, watch TV or talk on the phone in bed. Only use your bed for sleep” (American Academy of Sleep Medicine). By not eating a large meal before bed, one can further reduce the likelihood of staying up later. Many doctors recommend going to bed and waking up at the same time routinely. This gets your body set on a schedule, which allows you to fall asleep faster and helps your mind rest better when asleep. With this information a student can increase the time they are able to stay asleep. All this information is vital to students achieving a better sleep on a regular basis. If students are informed of the side effects of depriving one’s body of sleep, it will result in a better ability to focus on school lectures and one’s

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