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J Adolesc Health. 2010 Jun;46(6):610-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2009.12.010. Epub 2010 Feb 25.

Patterns and consequences of inadequate sleep in college students: substance use and motor vehicle accidents.

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Department of Psychology, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas 76203-5017, USA.


We examined college sleep patterns and consequences using a cross-sectional design. We found that students get insufficient sleep and frequently use medication and alcohol as sleep aids, use stimulants as alertness aids, and fall asleep at the wheel, or have motor vehicle accidents due to sleepiness. Future studies should focus on effective interventions for sleep in college students.

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