Sleep Deprivation of College Students

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Sleep Deprivation of college students

It is 11:30 in the morning and the lecture started half an hour ago. The classroom is still half empty. Although half of the class is here, they don’t look like awake. Most of them look like zombies. The above scenario is a common condition taken place in colleges. A research done by Tsui,YY, et al (2009) shows that two thirds of the participating students reported sleep deprivation. The poor sleep quality results in their zombie looks and poor attendants in lectures.

Causes of Sleep deprivation

Deprival of sleep strongly affects college students’ studies and personal life. Why would students have sleep deprivation? There are two main causes.

Change in lifestyle

First of all, the change in
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During sleeping, brain would review and organize the memories, it also allows body to take a rest. However, if students deprive their sleeping, it would not allow their brain to have proper re-organizing, which would conduct poor performance. What is more, a sleep deprived student will easily have delay in reaction and tendencies to make mistakes. On the contrary, according to Dean, Lowry and Manders (2010),” College students mindful of the importance of healthy sleep patterns may be able to improve their GPAs.” (P.16). Students would definitely feel better and maximum your brain functions if they had a nice quality of sleep.

Way to reduce sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation brings college students dozens of severe negative impacts. How can we get rid of it? The method is easy, change your lifestyle! It is suggested that adults should have seven to nine hours of sleep for a day. Students should avoid staying up all the night and have better planning for their time. Time management is vital for everyone, not only students. It is understood that going to college probably is the first time students will be in charge of their sleep habits. According to Sheehan, Unseth and Xiong (2010), “Try to go to bed and wake up at approximately the same time every day. A regular sleep pattern increases your alertness during the day.” (P.3). Going to college would be a very good


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