Major changes in diet or sleep habits for college-add students, in particular, can also lead to elevated levels of stress or anxiety. Consistently staying up late to study for exams or finish assignments can mean some degree of sleep deprivation, which could lead to poor academic performance or more serious mental health issues. What’s worse is that sleep deprivation and poor diet often go hand in hand. Dramatic shifts in diet will also impact a student’s academic performance and mental health. Learn more here.