Nathaniel Dale Brown, Lucas William Edwards, Sara M Huber, Katie Rachel Knezevich


This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process.



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Sleep deprivation has adverse effects on college students impacting their diet, memory, mood, focus, immune system, and overall health. The college lifestyle creates an environment that does not support adequate sleep. We talked with UD students to gauge their knowledge of the importance of sleep in a healthy lifestyle, and found most students are not aware of the effects that poor sleep creates in their lives. We believe the University of Dayton does not have adequate educational information regarding the importance of sleep. After evaluating the resources provided by other universities, we determined more can be done at UD to raise awareness of the pros and cons of sleep as well as other recommendations to get a better nights sleep. Our poster will describe our team’s recommendation for raising awareness of this issue. We also created a document to provide a way for students to self-assess how healthy their sleeping patterns are as well as information on health issues related to sleep deprivation.

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Ann E. Biswas

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Stander Symposium project

Got Sleep: An investigation of the sleep problem on Dayton's campus