Lack of sleep affects the mental health of students, especially girls, which can increase the risk of mental illness.
This was revealed in a medical study in Brazil.
The Federal University of Mato Grosso study included more than 1,100 men and women studying at the university.
The study also found that students who reported symptoms of depression were about four times more likely to lack sleep than others.
According to the study, 55% of students had severe drowsiness during the day.
Women have a higher rate of sleep problems and severe daytime drowsiness than men.
Researchers say that students who are stressed due to educational needs are more likely to have sleep problems, which also affects academic performance and health.
“Sleep problems are detrimental to students, which has a number of negative effects on their academic lives,” he said.
These effects include failure to focus, high absenteeism and other notable causes, he said.
The results of the study were published in the medical journal Annals of Human Biology.