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Study Finds Lack of Sleep Has Similar Effects as Drug Abuse

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>PRWEB.COM NewswireSt. Paul, Minn (PRWEB) June 09, 2014

As reported by PBS News Hour (6/2), a new study suggests that lack of sleep can have similar effects as abusing drugs such as marijuana or alcohol. The research, which took place at the University of St. Thomas, surveyed college students in varying grades from freshman to upper classmen and over 43,000 responses were documented. The study clearly showed that on average freshmen students get considerably less sleep than upper classmen resulting in poor school performance. In the same manner similar results have been evident when students engage in drug abuse, specifically when it comes to marijuana or even binge drinking. Leading this study is Roxanne Prichard who highlights the importance in understanding sleep problems especially in academia. Roxanne adds, "For colleges and universities, addressing sleep problems early in a student's academic career can have a major economic benefit through increased retention." Lastly, these and similar findings were shared in the 28th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Minneapolis, Minn.

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