In today’s world the lack of sleep is a common factor that affects everyone’s daily activities. Unfortunately these people don’t always realize how their sleeping conditions may affect or interfere with their daily routines. A study was conducted in August of 2007 to see whether or not the result of a lower GPA was affected by how the patient slept the night before. This experiment was more focused on teens and adolescents in a school environment than that of adults and work performance. A study like this was used to learn about their mental process that cannot be observed.
Based on a random sampling of 238 questionnaires completed by teens and adolescents the survey sparked a key answer to the theory that those with lower GPA are more likely to report inadequate sleep, irregular sleep patterns, and poor sleep quality. Examples of not being able to sleep may have been linked to many factors that include:
Snoring every night
Hard time waking up in the morning
Difficulty concentrating during the day
Falling asleep in class
In this psychology experiment there weren’t many variables shown. They did however compare the GPA of students in the questionnaire to students with a higher GPA and their sleep at night.
Evidence from this case study showed high frequencies in these age groups and how it affected daytime performance, as measured in their school GPA. It also helped support the symptom of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD), a diagnosis associated with poor school performance. Many other suggestions or facts were then created to help with the many factors contributing to not being able to sleep at night. Some of them may include:
Get up at the same time every morning
Keep a regular schedule
Do not go to bed hungry but don’t eat a big meal before bedtime either
Get rid of or deal with things that make you worry
I myself have found this experiment to be