In college there are many obligations and activities that students are a part of. Some students have jobs, clubs and a social life to maintain. On top of that they have to make sure that they are doing their school work and studying, while still giving themselves enough time to sleep.
But do they even have sufficient time to sleep? People are supposed to get on average eight hours of sleep a night. Does not getting that full eight hour of sleep effect these students?
According to The University of Health, the loss of sleep has many consequences, one being lower GPA and decreased academic performance http://www.uhs.uga.edu/sleep/. So for the students who are not getting their beauty rest they are not going to do so great in their school work.
Cole Kinsey, a sophomore here at Cabrini College, said in an interview that getting only seven hours of sleep a night has effected his GPA. Through out his normal day he has many classes. The most classes he has are on Thursdays which lasts six hours from beginning to end.
After classes are over, he says he usually relaxes and waits until the evening to do his homework and then he goes to sleep, only getting the seven hours that are not really helpful to him.
As for Amber Warren, who gets the full eight hours of sleep a night, her GPA is not effected. If anything, it helps it in a positive way. She juggles having a job, a boyfriend, school work and a social life. But she does not let any of that get in her way of sleeping.
Warren says that when she has to get up early for a class she is in bed by 10 o’clock and sleeping by 11 o’clock. Then she wakes up at 7 o’clock in the morning to get ready for her 8:15 math class. So, maybe getting the right amount of sleep does effect your GPA. It effected Amber and Coles GPA, both negatively and positively.
Going to sleep early to get those eight hours or more of sleep will indeed help you be more focused resulting in getting a high or above average GPA.