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S Korean Students Sleep 5 Hours each Night Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Feb 17, 2014, 11:24 PM

The academic stress has become so overwhelming in South Korea that high school students average about five hours of sleep per night.

The Korea Herald reports that, "Korean high school students sleep an average of 5 hours and 27 minutes a night, an hour less than four years ago, with 70 percent acknowledging that they are sleep deprived, a survey suggested Monday. The poll by the National Youth Policy Institute asked 9,521 elementary and secondary school students about their sleep, rest and causes of stress."

Suicides among South Korean high school students have risen to alarming levels.

According to the Korea Herald, "As for high school students, 52.6 percent lack sleep because they spend time studying at night. Not enough relaxation, coupled with too much stress, may have resulted in the high rate of suicidal thoughts among the secondary school students."

High School students have less than one hour to relax per week.

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