Sleep Is Necessary For Children

1899 Words Oct 31st, 2014 8 Pages
Sleep is necessary for everyone to lead a productive day, as well as to ward off stress, illness, and recuperate from a hectic day. Although sleep has many benefits, countless people do not always get the recommended amount of rest that is required to rejuvenate their bodies. This is often the case for those in college. With all the homework, studying, and stress, sometimes getting a full night’s sleep is something that is but a distant dream for students. These individuals tend to be at the mercy of their course workload and stress induced insomnia. With some minor alterations to daily habits, diet, and taking time for oneself, attaining a full night 's sleep can become a reality. It is a troublesome fact that college students do not get a full eight to nine hours of uninterrupted sleep. In fact, "on average, most college students get 6 - 6.9 hours of sleep per night, and the college years are notoriously sleep-deprived due to an overload of activities" ("University of Georgia," 2014). This loss of sleep can account for failing classes and lower grade point averages. What contributes to the weariness for students that dorm is the "residence hall life at UA makes it hard even for students trying to sleep – constant late-night chattering, visitors coming and going, early morning cleaning crews running their vacuums" (Pope, 2012). With the raucous that goes on in the dorms, between maintenance, and sharing a room with someone with different class hours, this…
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