College students & sleep deprivation

College students & sleep deprivation

College students, like most of Americans, are sleep deprived. This should come as no surprise. One of the most stressful and time consuming jobs is being a college student. Between the All-night study sessions, early morning exams and classes in between, there is little time left for sleep. Once you add in extracurricular activities such as sports, clubs, study groups and friends, you’ve got quite the recipe for sleep deprivation.

While most college students sleep between 6-7 hours per night, “recent research on college students and sleep indicates that insufficient sleep impacts our health, our moods, our GPA and our safety.” Many Americans find sleep to be an inconvenience and not as important as their other daily activities, but sleep helps with your energy, immune system, mood, memory and more. Basically, sleep keeps us at our best!

Although many college students believe their all-night study groups and intense cram sessions will help them do their best on exams, they may be doing more harm than good. According to The University of Georgia’s Health Center, the proper amount of sleep helps your brain organize and store information you have learned and helps you sort through the information that is irrelevant. Therefore, if you get a full 6-8 hours of sleep before a test, you are more likely to recall the information you studied!

It can be hard to get ample shut eye during your college years, with distractions, academics and dorm room beds that may leave you tossing and turning all night long! Investing in your sleep is also investing in your academics, so consider a Yogabed original mattress for your dorm and you won’t be disappointed. Your new Yogabed memory foam mattress will leave you wanting to call it a night!


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