Duke University To Get Rid Of 8 A.M. Classes
Posted April 19, 2004 1:58 a.m. EDT
DURHAM, N.C. — Starting next fall, students at Duke University can set the alarm clocks a little later.
The university is getting rid of 8 a.m. classes. It is part of an effort to help sleep-deprived students excel.
College students sleep an average of six to seven hours a night, which is down from 7 to 7½ hours in the 80s.
Sleep deprivation can hurt academic performance and increase stress levels.