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Get Your Sleep On


The 2015 National College Health Assessment conducted at UMBC showed 18.8% of UMBC students reporting sleep difficulties as a factor negatively affecting their academic performance. This means that approximately 1 in 5 students at UMBC has received a lower grade on an exam or project, received a lower grade in a course, received an incomplete or dropped a course, and/or experienced a significant disruption in their work due to issues with sleep. In fact, sleep difficulties is listed as the third most reported factor affecting individual academic performance, with stress and anxiety being the top two factors. In addition, 26.9% of UMBC students reported sleep difficulties as being very traumatic or very difficult to handle, and 41.5% of UMBC students reported feeling tired, dragged out, or sleepy during the day for 3-5 of the past 7 days.