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Sleep may impact college grades more than drinking or drugs
by Lisa Rapaport
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11 September 2018
On 11 September 2018 Reuters reported:
College students who want good grades may want to skip the all-nighters ... because a new study suggests lack of sleep is at least as bad for academic success as binge drinking or doing drugs. 'When you're approaching school work well rested, you can accomplish work and complex problem solving much more efficiently,' said study co-author J. Roxanne Prichard, scientific director of the Center for College Sleep at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
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'Someone who is routinely well rested has a 0.14 GPA advantage over someone perpetually sleepy,' said study co-author J. Roxanne Prichard, scientific director of the Center for College Sleep at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
This could be the difference between getting Latin honors, or maintaining eligibility to play sports, or getting into medical school, Prichard said by email.
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