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Why some college students feel that they need only to sleep long on weekends?

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Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: Because they do

Most college students engage in what's called volitional sleep deprivation, i.
e. They do not give themselves enough sleep during the week: study late into the night, wake up early for lectures, work parttime in the evenings, etc.. Thus, on weekends, they catch up on their sleep debt accumulated throughout the work/study week.

In brief: Because they do

Most college students engage in what's called volitional sleep deprivation, i.
e. They do not give themselves enough sleep during the week: study late into the night, wake up early for lectures, work parttime in the evenings, etc.. Thus, on weekends, they catch up on their sleep debt accumulated throughout the work/study week.
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