Skipping on sleep isn’t a great idea for college students, writes The Collegian. 

The average amount of sleep a person should be getting is between seven and eight hours a night; however, most college students are averaging about six hours a night, Gibbs said.

“We have found that about 70 percent of students are getting less than the recommended amount of sleep,” Gibbs said. “When we come in contact with students, we encourage them to try to get between seven to nine hours if possible.”

While college can be demanding at times, sleep is still a necessary factor in maintaining mental and physical health.

“We are seeing that students talking about how they got absolutely no sleep the night before is becoming a sort of ‘badge of honor’ on campus, and it is increasingly becoming more and more of a problem,” said Laurie Wessely, clinical director of Kansas State Counseling Services.

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