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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
Educationally, how many hours of sleep on average, do you get in highschool? In college?
- Anonymous
A:
According to a survey I found whose origin was uncited, high schoolers get about 7 hours of sleep per night, despite the fact that experts recommend 9.

From my experience, college students sleep whenever they can. When I was on the UIUC campus, there was always somebody sleeping in one of the halls. It's perhaps a consequence of the studying and the tests and the like.

I did a little research, since I bet you want a better answer than my anecodal responce and found this article:

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FCR/is_1_35/ai_74221510

Apparently, there is a direct correlation in the article between sleep and GPA, such that sleep helps one get a better GPA. Nothing is for sure, but it is an interesting (if not intuitive) conclusion.

Jason

(published on 10/22/2007)

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