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Sleep Routine affects the Brain

Sleep Routine affects the Brain

Anubha Das

05 Nov, 2016

Sleep is food for the brain. During sleep, important body functions and brain activity occur & skipping sleep can be harmful.

It is important for the students to have sleep routine according to their study schedule. Though, the students tend to have irregular sleep patterns across the whole week. They typically stay up late and sleep late on the weekend, which affects their biological clocks and hurt the quality of their sleep. Students need about 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night to function best. Most students do not get enough sleep — a study found that only 15% reported sleeping 8 1/2 hours on school nights.

It has been found that disturbed sleep patterns can impair memory, shrink the brain & raise stress levels. A disturbed sleep routine can limit a student’s ability to learn, listen, concentrate & solve problems. Therefore, reduced sleep, especially when it occurs at key times in the development of a student, could impact on health throughout the life.

The only solution to this is that the students should sleep for desirable amount of time. They need to set a balance between their day to day work, studies, fun time & sleep. The Z’s are as important as to studying.