Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Human Development and Family Studies


What is sleep education? How can one take accountability in teaching college students the importance of sleep and the effects on their overall health and wellbeing? By implementing sleep knowledge in school curriculums, especially in emerging adults, will aid gaps within the educational system. In a culture of "pulling all nighters," university students risk detrimental health risks and psychological issues during college and throughout the rest of their life. The purpose of this project is to shed light on the issue of Increasing the importance of sleep education in college students. In an environment that entails a high degree of diversity and instability, the opportunity for social interaction interferes with their sleep and undergraduate students don't develop effective sleep practices that can shape their development in the future. Through researching theoretical approaches on sleep deprivation in college students and reading peer reviewed articles, further research is drastically needed to support this issue. The biggest responsibility is on state and federal legislators , administrators, the board of education, and all school districts. These stakeholders need to unite and create a plan to promote good sleep habits. Further, educating emerging adults in making quality and quantity sleep a top priority.