since everyone here is older than me and many of you have already completed college i just had to ask whether i should try to sleep more or not to sleep and get better grades. well, i go to a governor's school for science and tech and it has a reputation for having sleep deprived students, e.g. me. basically i'm obsessive about grades. i usually get 4 to 0 hours of sleep during the week ush: because i spend so much time doing homework and studying for tests. i guess it's also because when i have group projects the work always gets put onto me and i'm up in to the wee hours of the morning doing someone else's work! it's just the way i am...some people get away with not doing homework past 11 but if i get a b+ for a quarter i can't help but cry because i've disappointed myself (i'm such a perfectionist :shame: ). last week my crew coach (who's mean to me anyways) gave me grief about not sleeping and basically said "well grades only last until college but you'll be short forever". how am i supposed to feel about this?? i'm 5'7" :evil: i don't really consider myself short but apparently my coach (who is quite tall) thinks i am. i tried not to show it but what she says really hurts me because i don't do anything to her but she constantly tells me to stop talking or that i'm doing things wrong (not technique or anything...just in general) basically my question is do grades like REALLY matter about getting into college?? and does not sleeping actually stunt your growth? i want to go to princeton (i would need a scholarship) or some ivy league school. my gpa is currently a 4.0 and hopefully will be over a 4.2 by the time i graduate. next year will be worse...i'm going to have 4 to 5 ap classes next year and i only have 1 this year i just need advice. am i killing myself for no reason???? p.s. sorry this was so long!! i must be the most stressed 15 year-old ever.