Sleep is critical for college kids living on their own for the first time, reports News 4 JAX.

There are alot of changes from high school to college. One of those is students really get the opportunity to set their own bedtime.

Experts say creating good sleeping patterns is critical for college students who are living on their own for the very first time.

“Any kind of activity right before you go to sleep is going to disrupt your sleep, even sending emails, talking on the phone, playing video games, working out, having late night chat sessions will effect your sleep pattern” said Dr.  Jennifer Fulton with Baptist Medical Center.