The Young and the Restless: Socializing Trumps Sleep, Fear of Missing Out, And Technological Distractions in First Year College Students
Sue K Adams*
Associate Professor, Transition Center, Rm 208, The University of Rhode Island, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sue K Adams
Associate Professor, Transition Center
2 Lower College Road, Kingston
RI 02881, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 02, 2016; Accepted date: February 08, 2016; Published date: February 15, 2016
Citation: Adams SK (2016) The Young and the Restless: Socializing Trumps Sleep, Fear of Missing Out, And Technological Distractions in First Year College Students. J Women’s Health Care 5:299. doi: 10.4172/2167-0420.1000299
Copyright: © 2016 Adams SK. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
College students are a sleep-deprived population, with first-year students facing a number of specific challenges to sleep. As students transition into and through the first year of college, sleep may be sacrificed for a variety of reasons. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with fourteen first-year female students, exploring factors that impacted sleep during the first semester of college. Study participants identified three unique but related themes that impacted their sleep: socializing trumps sleep; fear of missing out (FoMO); and social/technological distractions. Implications are provided for balancing social, academic, and biological demands during the first year of college.