Ever since the late 1800’s, from when the light bulb was invented, adults in the United States cut their sleeping time from around 9 hours to below 7 hours a night. With the increasing levels of stress that humankind encounters in modern times , it is evident that sleep becomes less of a priority compared to other tasks that need to be accomplished, this could lead to various negative effects to the human body, this research will look for the short and long term effects of this practice, the researchers aims to make the readers realize of how much a threat to one’s health sleep deprivation actually is. The effects of sleep deprivation are starting to get recognized and are becoming apparent based on their attention span and cognitive functions.
The painting exhibits the Greek goddess Nyx (the goddess of night) and her ever so close in nature son Hypnos (the god of sleep). Author Rubin Naiman uses this theme of characters throughout the article to explain our obsession with closed eyelids. “Mythic perspectives suggest that there is something in the deep waters of sleep worth accessing, and invite us to personally investigate it.” said Naiman. The writer also claims that 30% of adults report at least on symptom of insomnia, including trouble sleeping, staying asleep or obtaining restorative sleep.
When going to sleep the brain causes the muscles to relax throughout the body. However, this can happen while you are still awake. This phenomenon is called sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis has affected around sixty-five percent of people at least once in their lifetime, but for some it can be much more than that. Sleep paralysis has been used as an explanation for alien abductions and encounters, ghosts, demons, the night hag, and many more strange occurrences or beliefs.
Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder where the brain is unable to control sleep- wake cycles causing drowsiness. Narcolepsy is divided into two types; with cataplexy (type 1) and without cataplexy (type 2). In order to be diagnosed with narcolepsy, one must experience periods of an overwhelming need to sleep and sporadic napping daily for 3 months. For type 1 narcolepsy, they must experience cataplexy, sudden loss of voluntary muscle tone triggered by strong emotion. The person should also have a sleep latency of less than or equal to 8 minutes.
It also tells about common problems children face when growing up. The title of this page is ¨Sleep in Adolescents (13-18 years)¨ There is no listed author. “As a result, most adolescents are very sleep deprived. Sleep deprivation will impact on many aspects of your teenagers functioning” (Nationwide Children’s) Lack of sleep can affect a teen’s ability to perform academically, as well as cognitive ability.
One suffers from headaches, bodily pains, muscle fatigue and even lethargy is at a high. One becomes increasingly susceptible to disease acquisition because of decreased functioning of the immune system. Obesity too has been connected to sleep deprivation. This could be possible due to the fact that sleep deprivation has a correlation with increased appetite too.
He points out the average waiting time nationally is 4 hours and 13 minutes. The situation gets worse when it comes to an older patient who has to wait up to 5 hours and 9 minutes on average. These extended periods of immobility increase the risk of tissue injury. Worse still, the ED environment shows many other challenges that prove to be a set up to progress. For instance, the ED stretchers are narrow with mattresses that are meant to serve only for short-term purposes.
After reading Bogard’s essay it becomes clear how much darkness, or rather the lack thereof, affects human health. Melatonin is produced while we are asleep, and falling asleep is difficult without darkness. If our bodies cannot produce enough melatonin, we can quickly become depressed. “Sleep disorders have been linked to diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and depression,” Bogard incorporates statistics and factual evidence to support his thesis, this makes his essay ten times more persuasive.
PSYC 1504 Week 2 Effects of sleep deprivation on cognitive and physical performance in university students. Sleep deprivation is the condition of not having enough sleep; it can be either chronic or acute. A chronic sleep-restricted state can cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness and weight loss or weight gain. It adversely affects the brain and cognitive function.
Opponents of energy drinks argue the statement that energy drinks significantly contribute to caffeine intoxication, obesity, sleep deprivation, and various other concerns in youth. According to the study in source six, “On average, the GPA of students who usually sleep at least seven hours per weeknight is 0.10 points higher than students who sleep five to six hours”. Overall, source six is emphasizing that the students whom may drink greater amounts of caffeine at night sleep less, which overall can lead to a potential decrease in their GPA. Furthermore, opponents also argue that energy drinks can potentially lead to health concerns in youth students. On source nine it states that, “If you take in large amounts of caffeine, such as energy drinks, it might lead to side effects of anxiety, insomnia, and gastrointestinal irritation.”
This health disorder affects approximately 7% of the people in the UK and can lead to depression, irritability, sleep problems, stress and more. The good news is that 85% of SAD cases can be treated effectively with the use of a light box (a specially designed, light emitting box that can be purchased from many retailers). 4) SLEEP WELL: Failing to get enough sleep can make you grumpy and miserable at any time of year. However, over Christmas you generally get less sleep because your social calendar is a lot fuller. So around the holiday season it is extra important to make sure you are getting a good amount of sleep.
15-20 percent of US adults have a chronic condition that effects sleep. A recent study in sleep health showed that a good nights sleep or lack of sleep is related to maintaining brain health and cognitive function and overall improves your well-being. The
To prevent the danger of tired driving, drivers should get the sleep needed at night. Some people only sleep for six hours which is not enough, even for a grown adult. Studies have shown that a healthy adult requires seven to nine hours of sleep every day. People underestimate the dangers of fatigued driving, so a solution to this is that the government could address this dangerous activity to the public by educating them by using advertisements, or even a catchy billboard to remind drivers not to drive while tired. This could lessen many injuries and even deaths as people would not be falling asleep while driving so they would not
Sleepless in American is a National Geographic documentary on the lack of sleep Americans are receiving each night. The film starts with the statistic that “40% of American adults are sleep deprived” and followed with different effects of sleep deprivation such as: weight gain, delayed reaction time, depression, anxiety, speeds the growth of cancer, and has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Although, there is no scientific evidence to support the need for sleep, it is an important process that allows our bodies to function properly. Several sleep studies have been performed to understand the effects sleep deprivation has on a person. The participants of the sleep trial only received four hours of sleep per night.
Sleep debt is a major problem, not just amongst college students but all Americans. We as working individuals lead such busy lives that just don’t include time for resting. Although we may perceive sleep as a ‘necessary evil,’ it’s actually one of the most beneficial things we can provide for our bodies. More often than not, however, we fail to attain the essential hours needed to properly function. People receive an average of six hours of sleep per night- about four hours less than recommended total according to James Maas.