Human Bodies Are Much Like Carefully Crafted Machines

1495 Words Jul 28th, 2016 6 Pages
Olivia Harris
Mrs. Gerhart

Intricate human bodies are much like carefully crafted machines. Each function has a purpose, and each need has a particular function. And, much like a machine, bodies can replenish their power, repair themselves, and fail and break down. One particular necessity for human bodies is sleep, and if not acquired, many complications can emerge. Sleep deprivation is a common problem all too often overlooked as a mere loss of a night’s rest. Most people do not realize the potential problems sleep deprivation can cause. From undesired grouchiness and uninhibited yawns to constant illness and a failing mental state, sleep deprivation is a condition to never be taken lightly. In fact, it can cause an otherwise healthy person to slowly shut down and break, just as a machine does without power. Sleep deprivation is simply the state of not having enough sleep. It can affect anybody, and has become an ever increasing peril in today’s world. Consequently, “according to the National Sleep Foundation’s inaugural Sleep Health Index™,” as of December 2014, “ Forty-five percent of Americans say that poor or insufficient sleep affected their daily activities.,” Sleep plays a crucial part of every human 's regime. The process of sleep provides essential benefits to the human body. When fully asleep, a body will slow down and repair itself, functioning only to revive and replenish.
Sleep is composed of 4 stages in addition to REM,…
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