Are you sleepy all the time or having a hard time sleeping? You could be sleep deprived. More than 50% of students report significant daytime sleepiness and 66% of students feel that sleepiness impacts their academic performance. Because of this, researchers estimate that 27% of students are at risk for sleep disorders.
At the University of Michigan Collegiate Sleep Disorders Clinic, sleep professionals are available to help you improve your sleep, daytime function and, hopefully, your academic performance. We have experience working with students like you. This clinic for college students 18-25 years of age.
How Do You Know if You Are Sleep Deprived?
Red flags for sleepiness include:
- Falling asleep in class
- Feeling that all of your classes are extremely boring
- Finding it hard to concentrate
- Being able to read or study for only a short time before your attention wanders
- Having a very hard time waking up in the morning
You can also take the Epworth Sleepiness Test to find out the degree to which your sleepiness affects you.
Improving Your Sleepiness
If you are a “sleepy student,” what can you do?
- The obvious answer is to get more sleep.
- Try to have a regular wake-up time.
- If possible, go to sleep earlier.
- If you can’t fall asleep earlier, watch your caffeine intake because caffeine lasts about 6-8 hours in your system.
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment, please call our Sleep Disorders Clinic at the Med Inn Building at 734-936-9068.