Effects of Sleep Deprivation

881 WordsMar 18, 20084 Pages
Sleep is an essential part of life. Without sleep, the body does not get the energy that it needs to function. Yet a large amount of people do not get anywhere near the amount of sleep they need. Whether it is because of medical reasons or because there just is not enough time in the day, sleep deprivation is a major problem in today's society. The many people who do not get enough sleep usually end up suffering the consequences. No good can come from not getting enough sleep. Sleep deprivation has many negative effects, most serious of which are a decline in proficiency in school or work, emotional irrationalness, medical maladies, and serious weight changes. Sleep deprivation causes problems for people during the day. When a person…show more content…
Hormones that control how much a person wants to eat and how full the stomach feels after that person eats are also not produced when the body does not get rest. People who suffer from sleep deprivation end up feeling hungrier more often, but also end up not feeling satisfied after they eat. (Sleep Deprivation) No matter what the cause, sleep deprivation is a serious problem today. Many people continue to not get enough sleep without knowing what kind of consequences doing so can bring. Sleep deprivation works in a cycle that, once started, is hard to put an end to. Not getting enough sleep can affect the brain and the way a person works. Sleep deprivation can also cause emotional stress and make people anywhere between more irritable or more apathetic. Medical problems can also arise when the body is deprived of sleep. Also, the production of certain hormones is reduced and can lead to weight gain. Sleep deprivation has many negative effects, most serious of which are a decline of proficiency in school or work, emotional irrationalness, medical maladies, and serious weight changes. Works Cited "The Effects of Sleep Deprivation." Sleep Deprivation. 24 Feb 2008
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