The Importance of Sleep in College

The Importance of Sleep in College
The Importance of Sleep in College
"Morning" isn’t in the vocabulary of most college students. The normal weekday starts at noon and ends only when you’re too tired to take the last drink – or take in the last chapter. Right now, you’re living in the moment and a regular eight-hour sleep schedule can be saved for the nine-to-five after graduation. But if you’re in college, you’re smart enough to know that sleep is healthy. An Associated Professional Sleep Societies study of 824 students in 2008 showed that early risers are more likely to experience academic success. Students who woke up early earned an average GPA that was a full point higher than their night owl classmates.

Sleep can improve your quality of life in a few different ways. According to Harvard Women’s Health Watch, a good night’s rest makes it easier to learn and maintain memory. You might actually retain all of that knowledge from your classes, which you’re less likely to miss because you’re in much better health. You can better cope with the daily stresses that come along with college life. Made an F on that quiz after pulling an all-nighter? No problem. You know you’ll do better next time when you’re well-rested beforehand. In general, your mood is enhanced because you’re less irritable and impatient. You become more likeable and thus you’re much easier to work with. Perhaps those group projects will become less dreadful and you’ll have friendlier and more productive exchanges with your group mates.

In order to reap the rewards of a good night’s sleep in an academic setting, you’ll have to maintain a consistent bedtime and wake time before the semester begins. Seven to eight hours is the optimal sleep time, so go to bed seven or eight hours before you intend to wake up. If your first class is going to be at 8 a.m. and you plan to get up an hour beforehand, go to sleep at 11 p.m. Clear your evening schedule by studying and socializing in the late afternoons and early evenings on weekdays. Save the hard partying for the weekend nights. Establishing a pattern will make it easier to transition to working life when you enter the real world.
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