Patterns and Consequences of Inadequate Sleep in College Students: Substance Use and Motor Vehicle Accidents

Daniel J. Taylor, Adam D. Bramoweth

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Abstract

We examined college sleep patterns and consequences using a cross-sectional design. We found that students get insufficient sleep and frequently use medication and alcohol as sleep aids, use stimulants as alertness aids, and fall asleep at the wheel, or have motor vehicle accidents due to sleepiness. Future studies should focus on effective interventions for sleep in college students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)610-612
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume46
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alcohol drinking
  • Automobile driving
  • Caffeine
  • Sleep
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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