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Sleep deprivation is a common problem for students as they attempt to juggle study and work commitments on top of stress and a busy social life. Problems sleeping leads to exacerbation of mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, but can also be a symptom of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Other disorders that can disturb sleep include asthma and other lung disease, obstructive sleep apnea, and heart problems. Sleep disorders not only affect peoples mood and concentration ability, but also their ability to fight infections.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Rocky Mountain Collegian
About: College Students suffer sleep deprivation
Date: 14 September 2005
Source: The Rocky Mountain Collegian
Author: Amy Robinson
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