Your child just graduated high school – congratulations! Unfortunately, the worry isn’t over just yet. Did you know that college students are being reported to be the most sleep-deprived population in the nation? This is mainly due to poor sleep environments and hygiene.
Regular and restful sleep is essential for good health. Sleep helps you feel less stressed and even helps you to maintain a healthy diet. College students often lead very busy and stressful lives. Everyday activities such as going to class, working out, or working on a computer can strain your mind and body. Sleep deprivation can affect important aspects of your mind and body such as your mood, energy, ability to learn, memory, good judgment, reaction time and efficiency.
Dorm mattresses are reportedly replaced every 6-8 years. Unfortunately, for lower quality mattresses, this is not good news and can add to sleep loss in a college student.
At Sleep Outfitters, we offer special packages for college students that include a free HDTV for their new room on campus.
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Why It’s Important College Graduates Get More Sleep
One key to launching a successful career is arriving at work each day on time, well rested, and ready to tackle any task your employer hands you. We've known for some time that sleep deprivation is associated with decreased productivity and a lack of focus, but that's not the end of the story: Insufficient sleep is also linked with less innovation, lower job satisfaction and unethical behavior in the workplace.
The transition from campus life to that of a working individual can sometimes be a hard change when you are not getting enough sleep. Sleep deprivation and stress are a vicious cycle. Two-thirds of Americans report that getting too little sleep was a major source of stress for them in the past month, according to a recent HuffPost survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults. And the effects of both stress and sleep deprivation are seeping into their work lives.
As a graduate, you now are capable of making smart decisions and one of them should be to invest in not only a newer car to get you around, but a mattress that will add value to your quality of life.
We would love to show you the amazing innovations and technology in mattresses, letting you feel it for yourself. Find a nearby store for a Rest Test and let us help you find your perfect mattress!