Sleep is a scarce commodity


Jayson Bretton, Staff Writer

Students here at Utica College find themselves burnt out from having so much stuff on their plate. Besides trying to maintain good grades, students often have extra-curricular activities and even jobs they need to attend to. Sleep deprivation is a problem because eventually it begins to catch up on a student’s daily routine.

According to, the fastest-growing consumer health information site, sleep deprivation can cause damage to your body in the short term. Over time, it can lead to chronic health problems and negatively impact your quality of life.

The lack of enough sleep can affect a person’s will to do anything productive like going to class or completing assignments.

For student’s like Darren Laplante, sleep is something that is never guaranteed and he wishes he could receive more of it. “I am a full-time student but I also work a part-time job that might as well be full time, because I barely have time to myself. There really isn’t time for sleep in my schedule and it frustrates me,” Laplante said.

As human beings, sleep is vital for survival, so without good sleep it becomes hard for people to concentrate and you can become ill. Some signs of sleep deprivation include always being hungry and having bad memory; both of which can affect how students function throughout the day.