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Why you should be going to sleep instead of getting triggered by these gifs

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1. You don't get enough sleep and you know it

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I love sleep. You love sleep. We all love sleep. But do you get enough of it?

A young adult needs around 8 hours of sleep to operate at MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY.

Unfortunately for us, most university students are sleep deprived, as 70.6% of students reported obtaining less than 8 hours of sleep. Honestly though i'm not even studying, one minute this small video comes up and then next minute i'm binge watching all 16 seasons.

University students are not aware of the extent to which sleep deprivation negatively affects them.

2. Not getting enough sleep can make you physically tired

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Look at this poor young boy. 9PM and already on the floor dead tired because it's 2 hours past his bedtime.

Daytime sleepiness is a major problem, exhibited by 50% of university students compared to 36% of adolescents and adults. For those of you who are bad at statistics, that's a HUGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE difference. but not really i'm just here to exaggerate things so you keep reading

3. Lack of sleep can also affect your mental health

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Not getting enough sleep can result in high levels of stress.

A notable example is the UNSW Optometry course where 7 finals and 55 hours of uni a week means many sleepless nights causing many students to end up breaking down in tears.

Accompanying these mental breakdowns are restless nights of sleep where students reported that they wake up screaming from nightmares "No Dr Junghans NotLikeThis"

5. RIP WAM 2016

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So if you're having mental breakdowns every 2 days it is no surprise this can affect your marks.

Eighty-two percent of university students believe that inadequate sleep and sleepiness impact their school performance.

Students who obtained more sleep (long sleepers, ≥9 hours) had higher GPAs than short sleepers (≤6 hours): GPAs were 3.24 vs 2.74 on average, respectively.

Each hour delay in weekday or weekend rise time decreased the GPA by 0.132/4.0 and 0.115/4.0, respectively

6. It can also do the big danger

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conservatively estimates that 100,000 police-reported crashes are the direct result of driver fatigue each year.

This results in an estimated 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries, and $12.5 billion in monetary losses. These figures may be the tip of the iceberg aka our source may have pulled them out of nowhere, since currently it is difficult to attribute crashes to sleepiness.

10. Do you know how though?

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This is a rhetorical question. To learn what a rhetorical question is please read our article 21 Things You Should Know About Strategically Placed Question Marks

11. Luckily we at BuzzFeed have a number of ways to make sure you get enough sleep

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Wow that's the greatest thing i've read all day!

哇這是我一天讀的最偉大的事情!

Wow c'est la plus grande chose que j'ai lu toute la journée

와우, 하루 종일 읽은 것 중 가장 위대한 것입니다!

ਵਾਹ, ਜੋ ਕਿ ਮਹਾਨ ਗੱਲ ਇਹ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਸਾਰੇ ਦਿਨ ਦੇ ਪੜ੍ਹਨ ਕੀਤਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਆ!

12. Pay attention to what you eat and drink

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Caffeine, equivalent to 2–4 cups of coffee taken at night, can increase sleep latency on average from 6.3 to 12.1 minutes, reduce sleepiness, and improve the ability to sustain wakefulness.

13. Don't use the computer before bed!

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Light exposure from various sources, including computers, tablet computers and cell phones may also impact sleep.

Blue light has been identified as the most potent light stimulus that suppresses melatonin production, a hormone that plays a major role in the regulation of sleep and wake cycles.

You can also get a funky program that turns your screen orange and can help minimize this.

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