This week’s Neurotechnology tip encourages you to get enough sleep, by improving your sleep hygiene.
Poor sleepers get poor grades
Research presented at the SLEEP 2011 conference proved poor sleepers, get poor grades.
The sleep habits of 43 college students were assessed, several times, during the academic year, through comprehensive questionnaires. The data was then correlated with their academic record. Students whose sleep hygiene worsened over time, saw their marks decline.
Poor sleepers also feel miserable
Poor sleep hygiene did not only negatively impact on the academic report card, but showed up in a more negative disposition in general.
Students practising poor sleep hygiene reported
- Feeling more stressed
- Feeling more depressed
- Feeling more exhausted
- Feeling more cynical
Academic success requires good sleep hygiene
Sleep hygiene is all about your habits and behaviours.
- Try to have a relaxing bedtime routine
- Try to go to bed at the same time every night
- Avoid caffeine in the late afternoon and at night
- Limit the use of electronic gadgets late at night
Prioritize sleep for a first rate report card
The advice to get enough sleep is not some conspiracy to cut short the time available for enjoying life. Sleep is not a nice to have, which is squeezed in when you run out of other stuff to do, it is a necessity.Press release from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
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