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An Underappreciated Key to College Success: Sleep
Many college-bound students start out with dreadful sleep habits that are likely to get worse once the rigorous demands of courses and competing social and athletic activities kick in.
NCAA College Sports Insider with Jack Ford - podcast interview
A 30 minute podcast interview with Dr. Roxanne Prichard and Emmy-award winning sports journalist, Jack Ford. They discuss sleep and it's affect on athletic performance, with highlights from the January NCAA Champion magazine article, The College Sports Guide to Better Sleep – You Snooze, You Win.
You Snooze, You Win
Quality sleep impacts GPAs, lowers the number of dropped classes, and on the field it speeds reaction times and decreases injury risk. Learn how college athletes can get more of it.
Working to save college students' sleep
Dr. Roxanne Prichard and the Center for College Sleep are working to help universities figure out how to help their students get better sleep.
Working to solve the sleep epidemic
The Center for College Sleep aims to increase awareness of sleep’s impact on every aspect of college students’ lives, not just at St. Thomas.
Getting good sleep is also important for your relationships
Dr. Roxanne Prichard and Dr. Carol Bruess spoke with the Mid-Morning crew about what science says about sleep and how it affects relationships.
You don't snooze, you lose
It’s not news that college students aren’t always getting good sleep, but the Center for College Sleep at the University of St. Thomas is discovering that this lack of good sleep has real impacts on student success.
NCAA Convenes Sleep and Wellness Summit
The NCAA Sport Science Institute is working to ensure that student-athletes also are paying attention to a facet of their lives they may overlook for the sake of busy schedules: sleep. Among the task force presenters was Roxanne Prichard, associate professor of psychology at St. Thomas (Minnesota) and the scientific director of the university’s Center for College Sleep.
How University of St. Thomas students are sleeping their way to better grades
Getting plenty of shut-eye can improve academic and maybe even athletic performance.
Psychology Professor, Wellness Director Launch University of St. Thomas Center for College Sleep
If you wake up because your body has had enough rest, and not because you heard the alarm clock, you are doing it right. That’s the message that two sleep evangelists at the University of St. Thomas are bringing to college students across the country.
Wake Up Call! Understanding Drowsy Driving and What States Can Do About It.
Excessive drowsiness is experienced by more than two-thirds of college students nationwide. This report cites research conducted by University of St. Thomas professor, and Center for College Sleep Scientific Director, Roxanne Prichard, along with Monica Hartmann, professor or economics. See pages 13-14 of the 73-page Governors Highway Safety Association report.
How to Sleep Your Way to the Top at College
Seventy percent of college students don't get enough sleep. Dr. Prichard shares four tips on how to sleep better at school.
How we sabotage our sleep
How caffeine is misused on college campuses
The Huffington Post interviews Dr. Prichard of the Center for College Sleep in their story of the misuse of caffeine on college campuses.
Sleepless in School: Professors Examine the Price We Pay for Poor Sleep
A highlight of Dr. Prichard's research on sleep and the development of the College Sleep Questionnaire.
New Center for College Sleep says a good night’s rest is key to better mental health
When she became a college professor, J. Roxanne Prichard saw that most of her students had one characteristic in common. “I noticed right away how tired they all ...
Announcing the Sleep Revolution College Tour
That's a choice nobody should ever have to make. And that's why I'm thrilled to announce The Huffington Post's Sleep Revolution College Tour, coming this ...