Picture this image: headaches and dry eye from computer vision syndrome. Having a better chance of getting neck aches, shoulder pain, and musculoskeletal disorder. Is this what B-schools will upgraded from old-fashioned textbooks two tablets want their students to stop her from? I hope not! Unfortunately though, this is what their innovation has resulted in--a variety of health problems, according to the information from Procon.org and the American Optometric Association.
The students will force themselves to go against their biological sleep clock so they can get another assignment done. “We sleep less because we want to or must work more, study, socialize, or engage in other activities that take precedence over healthy sleep.”(Imaging Sleep and Sleep Disorders) College students prioritize school before sleep, because of the high amounts of homework required for them to do, but sadly this has a horrible effect on the student’s physical health and the health of their grade. Most college students now-a-days are paying a lot of money to be in school, or maybe I should say the parents of the students are paying a lot, but none the less there is some money going into college; the students have a lot of pressure from their parents to get good grades and make all this money for college go to some use. Another stressor is scholarships, most students with scholarships have to keep their grades up or else they will lose their scholarship. All the students focus on their GPA, is it high, is it low, is it going to get me places?
Making late night caffeine filled study sessions pointless and ineffective. Giving up sleep for grades may seem like a good idea; however, cramming for an exam the night before actually impairs mental function. “Harvard Medical School associate professor Seung-Schik Yoo drew this conclusion after doing a study that required subjects to forgo sleep for 36 hours and evaluate various visual stimuli” (Heibutzki). Yoo’s study showed that sleep deprivation can weaken mental function. Those wh... ... middle of paper ... ... the consequences of prolonging their sleep and are oblivious to what they are actually doing to their body and physical being.
Prevention magazine also gives a series of statistics that are astounding. Students aged 7-10 need at least 9 hours of sleep and students aged 12+ need at least 8 ½ hours of sleep (Van Tine). Since students pay no attention to it, instead of going to bed by 10 p.m., they tend to kid around, chat online, or simply do nothing. But no matter what, they are just not falling asleep. As time goes by, sleep loss is becoming the most potential killer who puts those kids’ health at risk, and this type of risk is not that easily compensated by sleeping more on weekends in a short period of time.
Doctors not warning their patients about all of the warnings of weaning off these medications can cause them to start doing harder drugs. Taking Adderall from a young age and stopping suddenly can cause your body to crash unless you do the hard drugs that give you the same feeling as Adderall. Also, taking opioids and not knowing the side effects and how to wean yourself off can cause major damage, and bodily cravings for the chemicals that are in them. So you go to cocaine because it has the same
Generally, students don’t read outside of class. They are stressed because of homework and just go home to watch TV as a way to rid themselves of their worries. A reported fact from a survey of 136 freshman high school students is that, “41 percent of freshman students receive homework assignments every day of the week” (Wilson 3). A more conducive way to erase stress from the school day would be to sit down and read an enjoyable book. Most students of this modern age have no time to delve into a book and be lost in its pages for hours on end.
While the conclusions of these tests are not likely definitive and applicable to all people, they do suggest that the sleep and study habits of many college students may be counter-productive to the goal that they are trying to achieve. It is common for college to stay up for most or all of the night to study for a test. While it would seem that as a college student stares at the information he or she is supposed to know for many hours would be much more helpful than going to sleep. A student can’t take any information in while he sleeps, so why waste the time? Research suggests that sleep is by no means wasted time.
Some do choose a healthy lifestyle and along the way college students live out their lives. Unfortunately, there are still a lager amount of college students does choose the unhealthy lifestyle. Reason one, students can be stress and that only way by helping their stress is by smoking some cigarettes. Or reason two, students can have unhealthy family background. For example, if a college students have along day in school and didn’t go as how he/she wanted to and all that student wanted is to come home and relax from a long day, but when that student comes home and there’s so many family problems going on around the house he/she will feel uncomfortable do to family.
Drug users are smart and but just can’t help themselves anymore due to the drug effects on their mind and body. When they have no more drugs in their body, they get sick and go through withdrawals. People need to be aware of the effects so they can avoid the problems. Also research shows that drug test can help families or loved one confirm that drug abuse; actually occurring and providing evidences. Another example is that “ Drug testing is like a part of drug treatment program in order to ensure compliance and abstinence during treatment.” The drug testing is an effective motivator to help someone stop using drug for a while until they can fully recover (Futures of Palm
Thinking back on me as a child, I see myself stuffing a towel in the crack of my bedroom door so my parents wouldn’t see that the light was on (because I was covertly reading instead of sleeping as I was supposed to). Or looking back to high school, I was voted most athletic, but I wasn’t a typical jock. Rather, I was the student-athlete who carried a book on the bus and read instead of playing cards with the other girls. All of these experiences laid a pattern in my life. Now that I am graduating from college, I see my Literature Portfolio as the culmination of my love of literature; but I do not see it as the end.