Get enough sleep to perform well in college
Every year, millions of students take their tentative first steps into academia and become freshmen. For many of them, adjusting to the rigors of student life takes a little getting used to, and all-night cram sessions can seem like a necessary evil in some instances. However, getting enough sleep is more important than you might think.
Sure, everyone stays up later than they probably should from time to time, but doing so can have a negative impact on both your grades and your health. Data from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine suggests that not getting enough shuteye can cause a range of health problems, including hypertension, increased risk of cardiovascular conditions, obesity and mental health problems like depression.
As if that weren't serious enough, your grades could soon begin to slip if you're not getting adequate rest. According to experts at Harvard Medical School, one of the primary effects of sleep deprivation is impaired cognitive function, especially memory. If you're constantly burning the candle at both ends, you're much less likely to retain new information, which kind of defeats the purpose of all-nighters, right?
Making sure you're getting enough sleep is one of the most important things you can do to ensure you live a happy, healthy student life and excel in your classes.