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Lack of student sleep likely hurting campus health


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Like college students across the country, Duke students frequently go without the requisite amount of sleep in order to stay ahead in academics, participate in extracurricular activities or spend time being social. According to an article in the Journal of Nature and Science of Sleep, 70 percent of college students get insufficient amounts of sleep and 50 percent report daytime sleepiness. The University’s Student Wellness Center and Counseling and Psychological Services said they did not have specific statistics on the amount Duke students sleep, though staff members did discuss the effects of sacrificing sleep.