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Why Is Sleeping Important For College Students Developed by Jay Luo with the help of Marc Gardner- Harris
What is your sleeping schedule? What is the average amount of hours of sleep you get on a regular basis? Why? Do you know how many hours of sleep per night people is considered healthy for the mind and body? Can you find better ways to plan a better sleeping schedule?
You are not the only one who is “Sleep Deprived” According to the website, www.tree.com, the average adult sleeps only 6.9 hours a night. www.tree.com According to sleep statistics from 2002’s Sleep in America Poll, 35 percent of Americans report insomnia every night. College students are part of the group with only 6.9 hours or less of sleep per night.
How can “Sleep Deprivation” affect your grades? According to www.Tree.com, 37 percent of Americans report that sleepiness interferes with daily functions like: work performance, relationships and grades. www.Tree.com Lack of sleep decreases your ability to concentrate and results in more errors in work. Pulling an all-night cram session can sometimes do more harm than good on your next day exams!. You tend to not remember anything from the night you studied and also "wiped out" for the next few days.
Steps On How To Sleep Better Wind Down Relax 30 to 60 minutes before you go to bed try to avoid over stimulus. Relax Listen to some soft music, Take a warm shower and write down a detailed list of what is in your head and worry about the list tomorrow Avoid Late night eating and major exercising. Stay away from caffeine, nicotine and alcohol before going to sleep. It can cause restless sleep and frequent waking.
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Valuable Tips Always use common sense. If you have a test the next day, partying the night before and not getting enough sleep is never a good idea. Using sleep medications without a doctor's recommendation is ill-advised and may do more harm than good. Taking a "Power Nap", a 20-30 minute nap during the day, can be very beneficial. It can put you in a better mood. It can refresh you. You may feel sharper and able to concentrate better. However, sleeping more than 80 minutes can hurt your sleeping schedule so WATCH OUT!