Sleep is the premier factor of all aspects of one’s individual health and wellness. If you cannot focus on any other aspects of health, get to know the necessary facts about sleep. Seven to nine hours of sleep a night is the most beneficial amount for energy, memory, and rest. If you get less, your brain will not get the sufficient amount of time to recover, and you will end up feeling groggy and tired. Too much sleep could be a sign of possible medical problems such as headaches, depression, or back pain. Not only does sleep regenerate your muscles and physical attributes, but it also assists with the emotional and logistical aspect of the brain. REM sleep is the stage of sleeping where the brain transfers short term information into long term storage for more effective memory and information retention. Statistics have shown that sleep has a direct correlation to GPA. On average, students who sleep the recommended amount of 7-8 hours a night received an average GPA of 3.5. However, students who regularly slept 6 hours a night received a significant drop in average GPA to 2.5. Both physically and mentally, sleep is extremely crucial in the health and wellness of individuals. As college students, we all love to take naps. Beneficial naps should last between 20-30 minutes in length. This will allow your brain to rest enough so that alertness and energy will be restored when you awake. A nap shorter than 20 minutes will not allow for sufficient energy boost. A nap longer than 60 minutes will make your brain think that you are going to sleep. Therefore, you end up groggy and tired after longer naps. Stay away from taking naps late in the day as this will throw off your sleep schedule. There are great benefits to napping, which include a restoration of energy and increased alertness and awareness. Napping too long, however, can lead to feeling groggy, inattentive, and even more tired.