Why is sleep important?

Lack of quality sleep is a big problem that college students face today. Compared to the general US population, college students are much more likely to report daytime sleepiness (50% of college students report daytime sleepiness versus 36% of the US adult population) and over 70% of college students attain insufficient sleep. Habits such as pulling “all-nighters” or having irregular sleep schedules can contribute to lower GPAs, higher rates of mental illness, and have trouble with cognitive skills such as memory recall and concentration.