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English Journal Chapter 10: Sleep According to McNeil, “Working across the socioecological model, campuses can promote sleep and the associated benefits through intra and interpersonal efforts, create sleep-promoting campuses (including policies), develop sleep-supportive environments, and build a community that values and practices good sleep behaviors (quantity and quality)” (182). I agree with McNeil’s claim that students mostly face sleep problems after they enroll in postsecondary education because, I remember getting at least 7 hours of sleep a day following a good sleeping pattern, but my sleep cycle went downhill after I joined a university. In my first term of college, I remember sleeping at 4 in the morning and getting up at 10 because of various reasons, but homework and social life were top ones and this sleep cycle turned out to be very stressful which hindered my academic performance in school, and it was not just me, all my classmates were struggling with the same problem. Sacrificing sleep to do well in college did no good and it only stressed me out which negatively affected my grades, which is why over the winter break I decided to prioritize my sleep and manage my social and school life accordingly. Coincidently, my English course also focused on student wellness because of which I learned a lot about how sleep can affect almost all significant parts of an individual’s life. I have taken various measures, most of which are McNeil’s recommendations, to improve my sleep cycle, such as I have stopped drinking all kinds of caffeine-containing drinks after 3 PM and I try to go to bed around 11 PM. However, there are various areas that I can improve in, such as not using technological equipment before going to sleep or only using my bed as a sleeping space, etc. I have also tried convincing my friends to try these recommendations, but unfortunately college students do not consider sleep as a necessity. Chapter 7: Alcohol According to Bailie et. al. ,“Student life professionals can be the change agents by reaching across academia, bridging disciplines, and bringing together evidence-based interventions. With the skills and the support of both administration and students, we can create strong programs that have real impacts on student health” (118). Consuming alcohol is very common in college students these days, but most students start drinking in high school and I am not very different. All my friends started drinking in the sophomore
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