The Impact of Sleep on Problem Solving
Unfortunately, a study by Kabrita (2014)  revealed that in a study with 540 university students over half were shown to be poor sleepers and over 12% reported sleeping less than 6.5 hours per night.
This is concerning for multiple reasons, as quality and quantity of sleep have been found to be closely associated with learning capacity and academic performance .
Furthermore, lack of sleep has been found to affect problem solving in many studies. One study found that one night of lost sleep can significantly affect complex cognitive tasks . A number of studies have also found that the speed of the problem-solving performance decreases with lack of sleep ;  and this can be significant with just one night’s loss of sleep.
PGR project work is composed of many complex tasks and ongoing problem solving. Good sleep is one way of ensuring that your problem-solving ability remains in good working order and that you are ready to complete the many tasks that face you.
Sleep and Impact on Academic Performance, Mood and Mental Health
Lack of sleep can have an effect on academic performance, your mood and mental health. Academic performance has been shown to decrease when an individual has less sleep or decreased quality of sleep . It has also been associated with deficits in attention, drowsiness  and riskier behaviours . However poor sleep, or lack of sleep, has a negative effect on social relationships and can increase depression ; . Social relationships and interactions with friends and work colleagues can become strained when experiencing lack of sleep . However, there are techniques on how to improve your sleep. (See “Tips to Improve Your Sleep“)