College students don’t get enough sleep. That’s not surprising to hear. However, what might be surprising is “why”.
A new study shows that the lack of sleep among University students may be due to something other than partying or studying. Researchers from the University of Cincinnati surveyed 200 college-aged students who did not live at home. It found that 55% reported sleeping less than seven hours per night. Nearly all participants worked a full or part time job, and among the reasons given for lost sleep were financial concerns and poor time and stress management.
The lead researcher for the study pointed out that lack of sleep can be particularly troublesome for college students, as it can impair concentration and memory.