The study from the University of Colorado involved almost 70 nursing, psychology, and medical students. Half had GPAs between 2.4 and 3.4 while the other half studied had GPAs above 3.4.
Results from the study showed that the group with the lower GPAs, when compared with the group with high GPAs, the group with lower GPAs:
· Had more difficulty falling asleep: 70% of the lower GPAs had trouble vs only 40% of the higher.
· Were more likely to wake up and have trouble falling back to sleep in the middle of the night: 66% vs. 38%.
· Had more trouble concentrating during the day: 73% vs. 43%.
Teenage Insomnia and fatigue is the most commonly reported sleep disorder that effects high school students and college students. It also is affecting about 30% of adults, according to the study. More on teenage insomnia FAQ.