Survey finds that stress hurts grades more than drinking, lack of sleep

August 3, 2018

A 2017 study out of the US has found that stress hurts students’ grades more than drinking, physical illness, and loss of sleep, reports The State. Susan Wood, a researcher who conducts studies on stress, said that stress inhibits access to stored memories, which can make it harder to remember test answers, regardless of whether a student has studied or not. Graduate student Annie Hildrup added that overcommitting to extracurricular activities can also aggravate stress. “Exercise is super important — to just get away from campus for an hour and not have to think about it,” she said. The State (Toronto Star)