SLEEP AND COLLEGE LIFE Waverly Green, III, MD Teresa Green, MD WestCare Sleep Disorders Center: Harris Regional Hospital Sylva, NC. Overview. Why Sleep is Important Consequences of Sleep Deprivation Recognizing Sleep Disorders Tips for Good Sleep. Sleep is Vitally Important.
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SLEEP AND COLLEGE LIFE
Waverly Green, III, MD
Teresa Green, MD
WestCare Sleep Disorders Center: Harris Regional Hospital
Class start times / delayed sleep phase
Computer, Internet, TV, Cell phones
In order to get to classes on time, many students must wake early and shorten their sleep time.
However, although the individual’s subjective sleepiness levels out, cognitive and performance impairment does not:
* We are not always aware of the
severity of our impairment *
All of which can lead to
lower academic performance…
Would you ever take an test drunk?……
= 0.05% Blood alcohol level (BAL)
“All nighters” correlated with lower GPAs
Academic and athletic performance in basketball players improved with lengthening of sleep time
Staying up late associated with
poorer academic performance
breathing, gasping, frequent
awakenings restless sleep,
and daytime sleepiness
gender, small upper airway
but is treatable with
afternoon or evening
Make Sleep a Priority!