A Times Online report examines the impact of lack of sleep on students and academic performance.
Dr. Shelley D. Hershner co-authored an article in Nature and Science of Sleep. This article reviewed relevant scientific findings, which reveal the consequences of that culture, from academic performance to public safety risks.
“Chronic sleep deprivation may impair academic performance, mood regulation, and driving safety,” wrote the authors of the article.
College and university administrators as well as students need to take steps together to ensure students receive adequate sleep to get the most out of their higher education. The solutions range from coordinating class and work schedules to accommodate sleeping patterns to simply taking time for a nap.