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By Christian Saulog /
December 21, 2021 /
Posted in: Did You Know /
You may have seen your student dozing off, looking aloof or sporting baggy-eyes at particular points during the holiday season. These signs of fatigue are not unusual after a grueling academic quarter and the pressure of finals week and final projects. During the course of the winter break, you may see these signs of weariness subside, but as your student gets back at it during winter quarter, the stress returns and so may their sleepy-eyes. Your early and constant support will be needed to get them through to spring break!
Fatigue in college students is not uncommon: out of 13,000 students surveyed in fall 2020, nearly 30 percent noted they felt sleepy or tired during the entire prior week. Ongoing developments surrounding the pandemic further change the way students experience college, possibly adding to their fatigue. This makes your support and guidance that much more important!
Here are some tips to help you help your student:
Fatigue among college students U.S. 2020 | Statista
Anxiety in College Students: Causes, Statistics & How Universities Can Help - The American Institute of Stress
College depression: What parents need to know - Mayo Clinic