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Running Head: Sleep and Academic Success 1How Sleep Affects College Students Academic Success Brynn BaileyUtah Valley UniversityAbstract
Sleep and Academic Success 2This paper is talking about the importance of sleep and how it affects college students academic success. Factors such as mental and physical health, memory retention, and a strongimmune system, play a significant role in the academic achievement of a student. Sleep has a wielding power over each of these factors. Many students are affected by their sleep whether they realize it or not, sleep can affect the way someone feels and change the way they view their life. Lack of sleep can increase depression and anxiety symptoms, and suffering from these can be very harmful to a students ability to perform well in their schoolwork. Memory retention has great significance in academic success as it controls what information is not only learned but retained. Lastly, having a strong immune system is crucial for students to do well in school, because it dictates the students physical capabilities. Each of these is an important part in achieving academic success for college students by getting enough sleep every night. Introduction/ThesisDue to the lack of sleep college students experience, universities should not let classesbegin earlier than 8:30am, allowing students to sleep more to achieve academic success. A
Sleep and Academic Success 3big health crisis the country is facing today is sleep deprivation. According to a study done byAngelika Anita Schlarb (2017), Faculty of Psychology and Sports, at Bielefeld University in Germany, nearly 60% of college students claim to have poor quality sleep every night. Students are at a unique time in their lives where they are experiencing life on their own and figuring out how to provide for themselves. Developing proper time management can be a hard but vital lesson to learn, especially when it comes to balancing their work and school schedules with extracurricular activities. These busy lifestyles of young college students can affect the quality and the quantity of their sleep. A very important factor contributing to academic success is getting a sufficient amount of good quality sleep. Allowing students to get more sleep will improve their mental and physical health, memory retention and immune system. Improvement in these areas will result in an increase in students overall academic success. BackgroundFor the purpose of this essay, the phrase academic success refers to the students capability to perform well on school work by being able to focus, learn, and retain the new information. It is important to understand the processes that happens in the brain at night that are vital to functioning during the day. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (2019), the two different types of sleep are REM (rapid eye movement) and non-REM sleep. There are three stages of sleep before REM sleep is reached, stage one consists on transitioning from a state of wakefulness to a state of sleep. Breathing, heart rate

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