Why Sleep Matters: How Certain Companies Send the Wrong Message

Former college lacrosse player and U-M faculty member Sarah Ketchen Lipson, PhD, explains (in a non-preaching way!) why quality and quantity of sleep matter, especially in college, and how companies like Red Bull are sending the wrong message to students.  

Some of the main points are below.  Check out the full Huffington Post article here.

  • Lack of sleep messes with hormones that control mood and stress levels.  When you’re exhausted, it’s harder to cope with the inevitable challenges and setbacks in life.
  • Research shows that getting up earlier on the weekends leads to higher college GPAs
  • If you’ve been awake for 24 hours, your performance is just as impaired as if you were legally drunk