Staying up all night - whether you're drinking, playing video games, studying at night, or just scrolling through your Instagram feed - is a recipe for disaster.
Starting in high school and especially in college, I'd stay up far too late, head to school running on a few hours of sleep, and make up for it in chemistry class. Needless to say, my grades reflected my sleeping habits.
Not only is sleeping through class rude to your professor, but it's also a great way to fail. And while sleeping through class in high school is one thing, you don't want to pass out in classes you're paying thousands of dollars to attend.
Going to bed on time and getting adequate sleep is important, but has become harder than ever thanks to phones, computers, video games, etc.
When there's so much stimulation around you, how can you not stay up late?
From one night owl to another, here's my advice:
Turn your phone on do not disturb at least one hour before bed, set your alarm far from your bed, and open a good book.
Instead of scrolling endlessly on your phone and exposing yourself to blue light (which disrupts sleep), you'll read yourself to sleep.
I'd also recommend using your phone on the couch, or at least not in your bed. You want your brain to associate your bed with sleep, not with staying up all night on your phone.