Quality Sleep Improves Academic Performance

Quality Sleep Increses Academic PerformanceIt is not surprising that quality sleep improves academic performance. It may, however, be surprising how much effect it really has on maintaining a consistent sleep cycle.

  • Only 20% of adolescents report that they get an optimal nine hours of sleep.
  • More than 28% of high school students report that they fell asleep in school at least once a week.
  • Only 7% of parents think that their adolescent may have a sleep problem, but 16% of adolescents report sleep problems. One-third of these adolescents never tell anyone about their sleeping difficulties.
  • More than one-half (51%) of adolescent drivers have driven drowsy over the past year.