Maybe I missed something, but I don't remember college being that restful. Between the almost constant stream of social interaction, studying for exams, working on the side, and trying to stay active, sleep was tough to come by.
Looks like I'm not alone, either: the Cornell Sleep Study indicated that some students think they average much fewer than 8.4 hours and actually get even less sleep than what they suspect (more to come about this in the future, care of Derek@Zeo).
Why the differences between this report and what I remember from my school days?
Either way, this reminds me that although far too many people aren't getting the sleep they need, it may not always be all that bad. It makes me want to fill out one of those pie charts for myself and see what it really looks like... It might give me the motivation to find a way to get more and better sleep.
Now that would leave me feeling better - if not smarter.