Finals are a good news, bad news situation – the good news is knowing your holiday vacation is right around the corner; the bad news is that it can be a stressful time for many students. With the increase in study time and stress, you may not be getting much sleep.
Decreased sleep not only limits the ability to concentrate and problem solve during school, but also impairs reaction time, judgment and vision behind the wheel. Consider this: the National Sleep Foundation recommends 9-10 hours of sleep per night for teenagers, but the average teen only gets 7.4 hours per night. That’s a lot of sleepy students – and drivers!