A survey of University of Alberta students reveals sleep trends among students, including what they do before bed to help them sleep, reports The Gateway.
Almost one in three University of Alberta students regularly have sex to help them fall asleep, but they still don’t get enough according to a new study.
The survey found that another third of students get fewer than six and a half hours of sleep a night, which puts them in a “risk zone” for conditions such as obesity, diabetes, cardiac disease, anxiety, and depression, according to Cary Brown, an author of the study.
“Students come to university to do well, and they need to have a foundation so that they can do that,” Brown, a professor in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, said. “If you don’t sleep you, can be successful, but imagine how successful you’d be if you had a good night’s sleep.”