Student studying and sleeping

Optimal Sleep Schedule (ON HOLD)

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Milstein Program scholar Wyatt Marshall '22, is studying how sleep affects happiness and productivity for college students. There’s support for connecting more sleep at consistent times to increased happiness and productivity (More Sleep Means Better Grades for Students, Sleep and Mood), but college students still aren’t sleeping enough (College students aren’t getting nearly enough sleep). He wants to track the sleeping habits by recording simple data points like length of sleep (in hours), sleep time, wake time, quality of sleep (scale of 1-10), next day productivity (scale of 1-10), mood (scale of 1-10), and a sentence or two expanding on quality of sleep, next day productivity, and mood. Then, over the course of the semester, he should be able to use the data to answer some questions, like Does more sleep lead to better grades? Does waking up earlier make you more productive? Does consistency in sleep schedule result in a better mood and being more productive?