Hello everyone! The current event topic I would like to discuss is sleep, specifically how the amount and quality of your sleep affects you in different aspects in your life such as school, work, and health.
“Recent studies have shown that adequate sleep is essential to feeling awake and alert, maintaining good health and working at peak performance,” says Dr. Epstein. “After two weeks of sleeping six hours or less a night, students feel as bad and perform as poorly as someone who has gone without sleep for 48 hours. New research also highlights the importance of sleep in learning and memory. Students getting adequate amounts of sleep performed better on memory and motor tasks than did students deprived of sleep.”
As college students are known to be sleep deprived and have poor sleeping habits, I would like to know…
- How many hours do you typically sleep per day?
- Do you take naps?
- With how many hours of sleep do you feel at your best?
- Do you take or do anything to help you sleep?