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More than ever, people feel rushed and full of commitments. Often, the drive to achieve and to fulfill commitments leads people to deprive themself of sleep. This is particularly true of college students. Sleep difficulties can be revealed in daytime sluggishness, irritability, weight gain, poor immune function, tiredness, and difficulty staying awake and/or concentrating, to name just a few of the symptoms. Seeking coffee or other stimulating drinks can be another sign your sleep is deficient.
Not convinced of the value and need for adequate sleep? For more information go to one of the following sites:
- The National Sleep Foundation's interactive, fun, multi-media website
- The "Why all-nighters aren't a good idea " article
- The Stanford Unviersity-sponsored site containing a wide array of scientific articles addressing the study of sleep. This list is always growing. To access it, click here.