A report from The Cornell Daily Sun reveals that a survey showed Cornell University students receive less than the recommended amount of sleep.
Despite an abundance of evidence emphasizing the importance of sleep, Cornell students still report struggling to incorporate the recommended hours of sleep into their daily schedules, citing the stresses of schoolwork and extracurricular and social activities.
In a survey distributed by The Sun, Cornellians reported a varying average hours of sleep per night. Half of the 28 respondents — representing six of the seven undergraduate colleges — said they get, on average, the National Institute of Health recommended seven to nine hours of sleep that young adults need. The other half, however, reported that they sleep even less.
The lowest reported average amount of sleep was four hours a night. Most students also reported that they typically wake up between 7 and 9 a.m., and go to sleep between midnight and 3 a.m.