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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.
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.
Getting plenty of shut-eye can improve academic and maybe even athletic performance.
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.
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.
A highlight of Dr. Prichard's research on sleep and the development of the College Sleep Questionnaire.
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 ...