“I am sorry if my oversleeping caused me to miss any of my obligations,” said Ryder. “But I did try to make sure I took care of all of my responsibilities the night before and I notified everyone of my sleep plans. I assure you that my oversleeping was not due to laziness or drunkenness. It is merely part of a study I am conducting on human sleep patterns.”
Ryder said he normally wakes up at 5:45 a.m. to read and exercise, but yesterday slept in until 7:15 a.m.
“My findings supported my hypothesis as it pertains to oversleeping,” said Ryder. “Oversleeping past 7:00 a.m. makes it far more difficult for a person to a reach max achievement for a day. It’s a real problem.”
The quarterback, who completed his undergraduate studies as a freshman, began his study as a summer project.
“It’s not for a class, per se,” he said. “It’s more for the class of life. You know, for fun.”
Ryder plans to get his sleep study published in a medical journal and then move onto his fall semester project titled “Losing and the Human Response.”