Center for College Sleep

The American College Health Association identified poor sleep as one of its top health concerns for students and cited better sleep as one of five key benchmarks for improving academic success for its 2020 Healthy Campus campaign. Our own research has found that the detrimental effect of poor sleep on GPA is on par with marijuana use and binge drinking (Hartmann & Prichard, 2014). Poor sleep does more than hinder academic success; insufficient sleep causes accidents, impairs decision-making, and exacerbates psychological and physiological illnesses.