Lack Of Sleep And Sleep Deprivation

865 Words Apr 12th, 2016 4 Pages
Sleep is an essential, fundamental process that has been programmed in almost all life forms since the early development of birth. The importance and benefits of sleep lies paramount in comparison to other functions we do as humans including eating! Some scientist even say that you will die from sleep deprivation before you will die from food deprivation because when a person sleep your body is still very much awake and undergoes numerous functions. When health functions like memory consolidation, organ repair, neurogenesis, brain development, and muscle recovery, growth, daytime performance, and reducing stress comes to the table it makes you question yourself "Why do I even attempt to stay up at night?" Lack of sleep or sleep deprivation is widely known to cause accidents and was recorded to be the factor of some of the biggest disasters in recent history. The 1979 nuclear accident at Three Mile Island, The Exxon Valdez oil spill, and the 1986 nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl just to name a few.
Some of the most common sleep disorders are described as follows
Insomnia-Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
Sleep Apnea- Happens when normal breathing is disrupted during sleep
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)- Disorder that causes an intense, irrestible urge to move the legs while laying down.
Narcolepsy- Disorder of sleep regulation that affects the control of sleep and wakefulness.
Sleep deprivation is also responsible for a great portion of accidents every day on the road,…
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