Did you know that your productivity and academic performance depend on how you sleep? Research shows that a longer sleep duration the night before exams can boost one’s course grades. At the same time, most college students don’t sleep enough. More than 80% of students sleep less than 8 hours on weeknights, while 8 to 9 hours is a minimum necessary to stay productive. Almost half of the college students report regular daytime sleepiness.
Permanent sleep deprivation means:
- More anxiety
- Worse immunity
- Increased weight gain
- Decreased cognitive and athletic performance
- Risk of depression
- Risk of drowsy driving accidents
Better sleep can be yours! We’ve prepared an infographic that explains what sleep hygiene is and lists simple tips that can be turned into good sleeping habits if followed on a regular basis.