Sleep by Kseast from flickr

Reading the article on sleep, it was interesting to find out that after 20 hours awake your brain functions at the same level as if you were legally drunk. I was shocked by the statistic that 1 in 4 people don’t graduate. It seems reasonable, it’s just quantifying it is very ominous. While I think that some of the recommendations on this list are great ideas to implement, such as not drinking caffeine before bedtime, some are just unrealistic for college students who are also working jobs. Keeping a consistent sleep schedule and not staying up to finish homework and study is often impossible when you have a job that works you inconsistent hours. I think that these tactics are great for improving however I can understand why it’s so hard for people to follow them and end up in bad sleeping habits.

An Underappreciated Key to College Success: Sleep – The New York Times (

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