Sleep is a Necessity

College of Southern Nevada

Someone pulled an all-nighter

By Jordan Helm

Sleep deprivation is a problem that many college students face and it can affect academic performance.  Students tend to pull all-nighters not knowing the harmful effects that result.

Craig Schwimmer, MD and founder of the Snoring Center, said “Our ability to consolidate memory, conduct critical thinking and process information are all affected by sleep.” Other effects include: constant tiredness, irritability, and loss of appetite or binge-eating.

How much sleep are students at the College of Southern Nevada getting?

Joseph Gomez says that he generally gets seven hours of sleep per night but still feels deprived.

Cathriena Chan and Victor Rubio say they get around four to six hours of sleep a night.

Everyone is different when it comes to the amount of rest we should be getting but young adults should get around seven to eight hours of sleep per night, according to Schwimmer.

“If you wake up in the morning feeling refreshed, and you have good energy all day, you’ve met your body’s need for sleep. If it takes a shower and two cups of coffee to get you going in the morning, you haven’t,” Schwimmer adds.

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