School is almost in session, meaning that kids of all ages will soon be heading back to class and hitting the books. Young adults who are to attend post-secondary institutes, such as college and university, often enter into their first semester bright eyed and well rested, but over time they can become sluggish and sleep deprived.
Why are College Students So Tired?
The Sleep Foundation recommends anywhere from 7 to 9 hours of sleep for the average college aged student (age 18 to 25). But because of course loads, social events, and other extracurricular activities, college students often find themselves losing sleep.
Another problem is snoring. Whether the student himself is suffering from disruptive snoring at night or his roommate is, this disruption in rest most commonly results in what is known as “daytime sleepiness.” One study found that 50% of students have daytime sleepiness with 60% of students heading to class sleepy and dragging their feet 3 times a week.
The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on College Students
The college years are a period of critical transition where an adolescent should be ushering himself into adulthood. Unfortunately, as research has shown, those who are suffering from inadequate sleep can suffer from a number of negative outcomes, including:
- Poor academic performance (individuals with positive sleep apnea, a common cause of snoring, had a 30% risk of academic failure)
- Poor mood regulation (14.8% of students are depressed and 11% have suicidal ideation)
- Reduced driving safety (in adults aged 19 to 35, being awake for 18.5 to 21 hours produced changes in driving performance which mimicked those with a blood alcohol level of 0.08%)
Seeking Reliable Help for Snoring
One of the leading solutions for those who snore due to sleep apnea is to use a CPAP machine. College students who may not have the room, the budget, or who may be embarrassed by wearing a sleep mask at night are less likely to use these machines which their roommates may also argue are noisy and more disruptive than snoring.
The Good Morning Snore Solution® is a tongue stabilization device (TSD) anti-snore mouthpiece which has been clinically proven to work. Not only is it affordable and easy to use, but no one can tell when a user is using it.
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