Wednesday, June 15, 2011

College Students Who Sleep in Drink More, Study Less

HealthDay News, June 14, 2011

"Scheduling classes later in the day provides college students with more time to sleep in the morning, but it may also encourage them to stay up later drinking, new research suggests.
Researchers found that undergrads whose classes started later were more likely to binge drink and get lower grades.
'Later class start times predicted more drinking, more sleep time and modestly lower grades, overall,' said the study’s co-lead author Pamela Thacher, associate professor of psychology at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. in a news release from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. 'Later class start times seemed to change the choices students make: They sleep longer, and they drink more.'" Read More

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