Overachieving, overscheduled students—here’s a scenario. Imagine your top colleges of choice announced their intention to give special admissions consideration to students who averaged 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Would you need to make changes in your life to maintain that advantage? If so, what would you do?
Would you cut out that sixth activity that just doesn’t mean that much to you?
Would you shut out the distractions while you study so you could really focus and get more done in less time?
Or would you have to entirely rethink the way you’re currently scheduled, maybe by scaling back your APs or your test prep or your activities?
Whatever your answer, maybe you should consider making that change now?
Losing sleep almost never makes us, our health, or our work results any better.