College students sleep longer but drink more and get lower grades when classes …

Later class start times at college gave way to delayed sleep schedule for college students. This allowed them to have more time to stay out drinking at night.  Grades would suffer as well as their quality of sleep because of alcohol drinking.

“Later class start times predicted more drinking, more sleep time and modestly lower grades, overall,” said co-lead author Pamela Thacher, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Psychology at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY “Later class

Students’ cognitive ability is affected by this vicious cycle – sleep in, drink alcohol, sleep longer, drink more.

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