Vanderbilt’s QB Oversleeps as Part of Extra Credit Study on Human Sleep Patterns

vanderbiltVanderbilt sophomore quarterback Jason Ryder apologized today for oversleeping on Thursday morning.

“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.”