The Sleep Habits of UD Students

The Sleep Habits of UD Students



Kristina-Lerin Kealoha Linares, Jason Andrew Tornes


Presentation: 1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom

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

Course: MED 480



Adequate sleep is important for good health. College students who are involved in extracurricular activities and working jobs have commitments that impact their ability to get adequate sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, young adults ages 18-25 years old need between 7-9 hours of sleep every night (Singh et al., 2021). A study on college students identified an average sleep time of 6.99 hours after interviewing 7,626 college students (Becker et al., 2018). “Short-term consequences of sleep disruption include increased stress responsivity; somatic problems; reduced quality of life (QoL); emotional distress; mood disorders and other mental health problems; cognition, memory, and performance deficits; and behavior problems in otherwise healthy individuals,” (Medic et al 2017). Our research focuses on the sleep habits of students at the University of Dayton. We surveyed students to gather information including their year of study, the typical hours of sleep they receive, and if they currently take any sleep aids (i.e. melatonin, Benadryl, etc.). The information collected was then statistically analyzed using the ANOVA (Analysis of Variance) statistical test to determine if there is a significant correlation between the sleep habits of UD students and their year of study. The purpose of this poster is to assess the sleep habits of UD students and bring awareness to the importance of getting adequate sleep for overall well-being. Practical tips for improving sleep habits will also be included in our presentation.

Publication Date


Project Designation

Course Project

Primary Advisor

Marylynn B. Herchline

Primary Advisor's Department

Premedical Programs


Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Well-Being

The Sleep Habits of UD Students