It is estimated that some 40% of all young adults aged 18 to 25 years are enrolled in either a two- or four-year college. Approximately twelve million young adults, as college students, attend predominantly 4-year colleges with a recent surge in the overall total number of students coming from a peak in 2-year college enrollments. Young adultsâ sleep patterns per survey reports sometimes reached criteria for delayed sleep phase. Situational factors that initially start this condition may serve to sustain the pattern. for many young adults, strategies to alleviate their poor sleep quality often worsen the problem, Investigations in this area have examined young adultsâ sleep and point out that sleepiness develop with maturation due to reduced sleep time Students rated their sleep in terms of obtaining enough sleep to feel rested at only 29% for 1 or 2 days each week. Students reported feeling depressed 55% of the time in the last 12 months. With current research investigations yielding a positive association between untreated sleep disturbance and depression, significant attention to College Student Health and Sleep Quality is essential. This overview summary provides a perspective on the
epidemiologically based needs of the college student in terms of their health.
An Epidemiological Perspective on College Student Health and Sleep
Last date updated on June, 2014