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Discussion of causes and consequences of sleepiness among college students, 2014

Authors Wolgast B

Received 16 February 2016

Accepted for publication 2 March 2016

Published 19 May 2016 Volume 2016:8 Pages 159—162


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Steven Shea

Brad Wolgast

Center for Counseling and Student Development, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

I was recently directed to, “Causes and consequences of sleepiness among college students”, from Hershner and Chervin.1 As a psychologist who specializes in treating college student sleep problems, I was very pleased to see this article. Overall, it is a gem: thorough, well-conceived, and thoughtful. However, I have concerns about two sections. First, on page 74, Hershner and Chervin1 write, “How much sleep a young adult needs is not clearly known, but is thought to be 8 hours.” They then cite Wehr et al2 as well as Van Dongen et al.3 These choices are surprising as reference for the assertion that young adults need approximately 8 hours of sleep.

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