Monday, October 26, 2015

Poor Sleep May Spur College Weight Gain

We spent a few weeks in health class learning about sleep and how it plays a bigger part in our life that we give it credit for. We learned that it can affect our emotions, our academic performance and how we go on with our daily life's. This article shows how studies affect the lives of college students because they are showing how they are gaining weight due to the fact of lack of sleep. While both the amount of sleep and the lateness of bedtime may have played a role, the researchers in the Brown study identified a new sleep factor for predicting weight gain. The studies show that they are averaging about 7.25 hours of sleep when they should be getting 9.25. 



 What are some ways that we can get more sleep? 
Why are colleges the places that people are getting less sleep? 
How does lack of sleep affect you? 

http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/well/2015/10/26/poor-sleep-may-spur-college-weight-gain/ 

13 comments:

  1. It's interesting how the article talks about the damage that can be done by not going to bed and waking up at the same time each day. It mentions that your body's metabolic processes have to reset each day, which makes sense. All of the body's processes are timed and based around our internal clock, so when you reset it every day the processes are going to be affected.

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  2. Some ways we can get more sleep by maybe doing a lot of physical activities. People at colleges get less sleep because of studying and partying for many hours at night. Lack of sleep makes me tired throughout the whole day.

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  3. I find this article very useful seeing as how I generally sleep 5 hours a night.

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  4. I think in order to get more sleep you should do your homework earlier if thats what keeps you up late. Or you should just not stay up watching tv, going on the internet etc. If your trying to loose weight you should also try and more sleep so that the excersising or dieting works better.

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  5. this article makes a whole lot of sense because i know when i don't sleep well at night my eating scheduled and what i eat that day gets all messed up and i tend to eat a lot more junk then i normally would

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  6. Getting enough sleep is an important part of being able to perform normal everyday activities. Being more productive during the day is one simple way of getting more sleep. By doing the things you need to do during the day, that gives you more time to get some sleep. I think in college you get a much more heavy workload, so that doesn't give people as much time to get more sleep.

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  7. This article was a big eye opener. A lot of the facts it stated correlates to a lot of the facts we learned in health class. For example, the article says that going to bed at inconsistent times leads to significant weight gain. I remember in the video about sleep the doctor said that sleeping less than the required amount, but at the same time every night, is healthier than sleeping at inconsistent times. I feel that teenagers don't get enough sleep because we always have energy throughout the day, therefore we put off on doing our homework and projects until night time. Then, since we were assigned a significant amount of work, we take a long time to complete that work, thus delaying the time we sleep every night. Instead, if we did our homework as soon as possible, we have the rest of the day to do activities and can go to bed at a decent time to help us receive enough sleep.

    I feel like college students are getting less sleep due to the same reasons as teenagers in high school. On the weekends, college students are usually unable to catch up on their sleep because most of the time, college students throw parties on the weekends, resulting in the students getting even less sleep.

    For me, not getting enough sleep makes me really tired, irritable, oblivious, and moody. I always snap at people when I don't get enough sleep. However, the next day, I'd usually try to take a nap to catch up on my sleep.

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  8. It would be great if people had the time for more hours of sleep. However, college students seem to have so little time that there are internet memes about how little sleep they get. One I have seen read, "Choose between school, your social life, and sleep." It seems that a lack of sleep is just a fact of life for those with busy schedules. The reality is that college students have papers to write, projects to finish, and tests to study for.

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  9. this is quite interesting seeing as how I sleep poorly and i am fat.

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  10. This article helped me realize how important getting enough sleep is. I believe that not procrastinating and by planning out the day can help you get things done quicker which gives you time to get some sleep. People don't get a lot of sleep in college because there is a lot of homework, parties, and extracurricular activities going on in college. When I don't get sleep I am tired and short tempered.

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  11. I don't know too many ways that people can get enough sleep in college. Especially if your parents aren't paying for anything and you have to work to pay for college supplies and foo/apartment while studying to get good grades in college. In other words college life is rough if your parents are not cool and you will probably just have to live with sleep deprivation. Lack of sleep affects me because when I don't get sleep I become easily agitated and I become sick easier.

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  12. I think that one way to get more sleep is to just try and finish the things needed to be done at a reasonable time, so that you can go to bed earlier. I feel like sleeping in dorms or being in college in general will make it harder to get good sleep because you have roomies that will influence you to want to stay up and party or maybe even stay up and study. There's always a lot going on in everyone's lives, so getting sleep I think is really important to keep you going throughout the day. I'm a lot more lazy and less productive when I lack sleep, and usually find myself yawning every 2 seconds or just passing out in class. That's what naps are for!

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  13. I think the way we should get more sleep is time management. The reason why this is so difficult though, is because I feel that procrastination is something every human has. We tend to wait til last minute to complete a task that we all know we could have done way in advance. I believe that college is the main place where people are getting less sleep because you are surrounded with people about the same age as you, and majority are your friends. Instead of getting those extra hours of sleep, students go out instead because it is easy to be influenced in that type of environment. The next day after I had lack of sleep, I am less energetic, drowsy, I nod off in class, and reflexes are usually slower. I get very sluggish and I am not as social as I usually am.

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