Poor sleep hurts GPA as much as alcohol or marijuana abuse.
Sleep researchers recently found after clinical depression or tremendous stress, lack of sleep or poor sleep habits are the highest predictors of academic problems. From a sample of 43,000 college students they found that sleep problems, binge drinking and marijuana use equally predicted lower GPA's. Sleep issues were the strongest predictor for a student dropping a course.
PositiveTip: Stick with a regular sleep pattern for improved productivity in school or at work.
Alcohol use contributes to the top three causes of death in 12-20 year olds.
Drinking alcohol contributes to the three leading causes of death among persons aged 12–20 years: unintentional injury, homicide and suicide.
PositiveTip: Avoid all alcoholic beverages, they adversely affect mental reasoning, a root cause of these three causes of death.