College Student Health: Stress and Sleep

Hirmiz, Rivonda, Lingfei Tang, Monika Sata, and Kristen Abraham

The present study was completed by students in the Health Disparities Research Coordination Network of the ReBUILDetroit Consortium.  This aspect of the study was designed to assess college students’ level of stress and its’ prediction of the amount of sleep they are receiving. In a study previously done, it was found that the number of students who reported to have sleeping problems increase by more than 25% a month before an exam (Zunhammer, Eichhammer, & Busch, 2014). Prior research found that college students who reported lower positive and higher negative emotional states throughout the day usually considered their sleep to be of poor quality (Simor, Krietsch, Koteles, & McCrae, 2015.) Based on this background information, it was hypothesized that college students College students who report higher levels of stress will receive fewer hours of sleep over the four nights than college students who report lower levels of stress. This poster will include a presentation and discussion of results from a baseline questionnaire regarding stress and four nights of sleep monitoring from an activity tracker and a sleep diary.