Many students are sleep deprived and don’t understand the importance of a good night’s rest. Between the lack of sleep and stress of college life students don’t know where to turn for relief. Instead of finding natural stress relieving exercises, more and more students are becoming dependent on drugs to get through life. They believe that these drugs are helping them but in reality they are harming themselves in more ways than one. Drug abuse is extremely destructive to a student’s education, health, and finances.
According to Noland, Price, Dake, and Telljohann’s (2009) study on adolescent sleep behavior, teenagers need more sleep as the “majority of the participants indicated that not getting enough sleep had the following effects on them: being more tired during the day (93.7%), having difficulty paying attention (83.6%), lower grades (60.8%), increase in stress (59.0%), and having difficulty getting along with others (57.7%)” (p. 227). These stats prove that there are students who are experiencing the negative impacts from lack of sleep. Since the majority of the students in the study, 93.7%, state that they are tired during the day, and another 83.6% declare that they have concentration issues as a result, it is probable that this may apply to other students as well as the ones in the study. It is safe to conclude that these negative effects are reversible with healthier sleeping patterns. As part of the same (Noland and others, 2009) study, the conclusion of a later school day as a solution for teenagers was reached as “previous studies have determined that people who go to bed and rise at the same time each day, including the weekend, have a higher quality of sleep and are less likely to report sleep deprivation” (p. 229).
It restores our bodies as well as our minds by conserving and regenerating energy, repairing health problems and organizing our unconscious minds. But what if you’re not getting enough sleep? What if the long drawn out nights of studying and touching up last minute term papers is causing you to only sleep for only a maximum of 4 hours? Students who don’t maintain an adequate amount of sleep are three times more likely to show signs of depression than their well-rested peers. Insufficient sleep has become an epidemic among college students.
Conclusions: 1. A large majority (73%) of the students indicated at least occasional sleep problems, with women reporting more of some difficulties than men did. 2. College students suffer a decreased level of sleep quality compared with a normal adult population 3. Environmental and other demands during college years contribute to students sleep difficulties; students stress and demands may interfere with sleep habits.
The two factors are, how sleep deprivation affects the teenagers’ academic performance and what kind of health related issues. There are two principal symptoms that signify lack of sleep in teenagers involve less motivation in doing works and changes in mood, resulting in emotional and behavior complications (Dahl RE, 1999). Nowadays teenagers sacrifice their sleep to fulfill their social needs hoping that this will not cause any negative effects on them. Unfortunately that is totally wrong and sleep deprivation has several negative effects on teenagers’ academic performance. Most importantly the health of the teenagers have to be taken into consideration.
There are different types of hazing, which are subtle, harassment and violent. Each type of hazing is a form of bullying and abuse. Hazing is common among high school and college students, but it can be prevented by learning the warning signs of victims who have been hazed. Statistics show that 250,000 students experience some type of hazing to join a group or an organization in college each year. In most colleges 5% of the college admits to being hazed and 40% admit to knowing about hazing activities that take place on campus.
It is suggested that Teens get a healthy 8.5 - 9 hours of sleep a night as compared with eight hours needed for adults.. However Only 15 percent of teens get this required amount of shut eye. Teens also tend to have irregular sleep patterns across the week, they typically stay up late and sleep in late on the weekends, which can affect their biological clocks and hurt the quality of their sleep. A recent survey taken of 3,000 students at Providence high school showed that 85 percent of the students were not alert at the start of class because they weren’t getting enough sleep ("Are Teens Getting Enough Sleep?"). Sleep is essential for learning and memory.
You may have also had class that day and the next day you might not even remember what was talked about or learned in that class the day before. Depriving yourself from sleep can make you extremely exhausted. For example, getting out of bed would feel like a chore to you and may have trouble waking up. “Those who take showers in the morning may ‘sleep walk’ through it. Even caffeine may not have a significant effect, and may actually contribute to sleepiness.
The dangers of poor sleeping habits and obesity Americans live in a society that rewards bad sleep patterns. A person boasting about how little sleep they got last night is like earning a merit badge, as if to say “look how rich and full my life is, there is no time for me to sleep, definitely not boredom here.” In reality, very few people have anything worthwhile to do after 9:00 at night, unless they are working night shifts or attending to young children. Anyone outside these two situations who regularly stays up late is probably doing so because they don’t value sleep as a means to good health or they don’t understand how severe the consequences of poor sleep habits can be. Consequently the obesity epidemic prevails amongst those Americans. Obesity is caused by many factors, one of these consequences is one that people often overlook, poor sleeping habits.
There are many factors which may distract concentration amongst teenagers, some of them are: 1. Fatigue: most of today’s teenagers prefer a different kind of lifestyle which includes partying with friends and involving other activities which hampers adequate sleep. Sleep deprivation is probably the most common cause for the inability to concentrate on one topic for very long. Many studies have shown that students are not getting enough sleep and sleep deprivation has serious physical, emotional and cognitive effects. 2.