The Importance of Sleep
Learn Why Getting Enough Sleep Is Such An Important Contributor To Your Overall Health And Wellbeing.
Getting a sufficient amount of sleep is strongly linked to learning, memory, creativity, and problem solving. According to the National Sleep Foundation, young adults (ages 18-25) should be getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Unfortunately, due to the late nights studying in the library or partying with friends, college students have a difficult time meeting this recommendation.
Continuously not getting a sufficient amount of sleep is known as sleep deprivation. There are a wide variety of effects of sleep deprivation that can impact many areas of life. Some of these effects include:
- Lack of motivation
- Symptoms of depression
- Lack of concentration
- Attention deficits
- Lack of energy
- High blood pressure
- Heart attack
In order to stay focused, motivated, energized, happy, and healthy, sleep is crucial! Check out the UNH Health & Wellness website to learn more about the importance of sleep.