Eduardo Hernadez Lane K. English 101 September, 19 2017 Imagine lying in bed, closing your eyes but, never dreaming only thinking about your everyday problems and stress and never getting relief. Sleep is an essential part of life for every human and most animals too. The recommended amount of sleep is 8 hours for the average adult and obtaining that is harder said than done. The average American will get 6.7 hours of sleep 1.3 hours short of the recommended amount of sleep for every person according to the Gallup Survey. Some argue that sleep is not necessary as most think, there have been studies that show no long-term effects for going through several days without sleep.
II. BODY A. First, sleep deprivation can lead to serious health problems. 1. In the article, "Sleep and Disease Risk"(2007), "If you are not getting enough sleep at night, it could put you at a high risk for a heart disease, strokes, or high blood pressure. People can also gain weight, have a weakened immunity and poor balance." Your body needs sleep, it is a necessity for life just like water is. An example of a health problem that is most common among young adults is Sleep Apnea. Sleep Apnea is among leading sleeping diseases that is an effect from not receiving the right amount of sleep each night.
Sleep deprivation is a condition in which a person does not get enough sleep (What Are Sleep Deprivation and Deficiency). A majority of people need anywhere between eight to nine hours of sleep (Why Lack of Sleep Is Bad For Your Health). When a person does not get the amount of sleep that they need, the body does not have the proper amount of time to repair itself. Some symptoms of sleep deprivation are always being hungry, gaining weight, one becomes more impulsive and has mood swings, indecisiveness, lack of motor skills, increase in acne and falling asleep without realizing it (11 Signs). A person can also be affected by microsleeping. Microsleeping is the condition in which a person falls asleep throughout the day for seconds or sometimes minutes without them realizing it. The lack of sleep can have many negative effects on one’s health. Sleep deprivation can cause an increase in acne, it can cause harm to the central nervous system, digestive system, and it can cause psychological problems.
Sleep is a beautiful thing, but people do not get enough of it. It is a time for the body to rejuvenate and process the events of the day. Sleeping is something that we seek out. Getting the recommended amount of sleep allows our body to function properly the next day. Without it, there could be detrimental consequences. The National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke says that without sleep, neurons could be “polluted with byproducts”. In severe cases, people who get very little sleep often experience mood swings, hallucinations and cells do not continue to reproduce.
Ericsson Prieto Ms. Dee Period 4 8/18/18 Morgan Manella in the article “Study: A Third of U.S. Adults Don’t Get Enough Sleep” argues that sleep deprivation can have a negative effect in someone’s health. Manella supports her argument by presenting statistics that shows how adults that don’t enough sleep have chronic conditions. The author’s purpose is to raise awareness so that people will sleep more often and have a better health condition.
Sleep deprivation can have serious consequences, it can affect not only your physical health but your metal health as well. Some implications of a largely sleep deprived society would be poor work performance, bad moods, and anger or depression. According to the webmd article “The Toll of Sleep Loss in America” it states that “Today, about 20% of Americans report that they get less than 6 hours of sleep on average.” (Davis, 2006). The human body should be getting at least 8 hours of sleep at night on average. Sleep Deprivation can also cause driving accidents because people are out on the road while tired.
Do not take this study lightly. Sleep is a biological need, it is vital to the human body. Deprivation will not kill anyone directly. However, it will cause personality shifts (irritations, mood swings, microsleeps), hallucinations, and paranoia. Microsleep is temporary sleep that lasts anywhere from 1 second to 30 seconds. An individual becomes unconscious for that time period and fails to process sensory input. Loss of sleep also affects concentration, memory, hunger, weight, and the immune system, all negatively. Studies show that driver fatigue is the cause of 20% of US car accidents. When the clocks ‘spring forward’ in the Spring, more accidents
Sleep deprivation has a lot of dangers associated with it. It can cause hypertension and, because of something commonly called Sleep Debt, it sometimes causes dangerous driving conditions. Sleep debt is the amount of sleep a person has lost over time, and it must be paid back just like a money loan would need to be (Dement & Vaughan, p. 501). Christopher Dement explains (1999), “Regardless of how rapidly it [sleep debt] can be paid back, the important thing is that the size of the sleep debt and its dengerous effects are definitely directly related to the amount of lost sleep” (p. 501). Risks for hypertension have also been linked to sleep deprivation because it can increase a person’s stress level. A study done by Dr. Susan Redline and published in the Science Journal Circulation on August 19, 2008 reports that:
HEALTH LITERACY – PE 10 Sleep Journal TEENS & SLEEP How can getting not enough sleep affect you? Sleep is an important part of life, which has a broad effect on your quality of your life. If you are not able to get enough sleep some common effects are looking bad, feeling
Sleep deprivation affects a student's physical health. When we are sleeping, our bodies take a break from reality, and we wake up refreshed and calm. Then again, if students don't get enough sleep they can't function properly, the students are exhausted and stressed out. Sleep deprivation affects the way our body functions; the students’ height, strength and immune system weaken. Students who drive could get into car accidents by falling asleep at the wheel. Students who don't get enough sleep could rely on caffeine and drugs to wake them up which could lead to further health
When a person has lack of sleep they will experience memory loss, increases impulsiveness, and poor judgement. When lacking these qualities, the brain craves things to fill these gaps. To fill these cravings, the brain will try to use things like alcohol and drugs to sedate you. This can also lead to weight gain because your will release a hormone signaling to your brain that you need more carbohydrates and sugars. A study that was noted in this TED Talk was a
In Source 1 it states " How Much Sleep is Enough " People say that newborns need 16-18 hours a day, preschool-aged children need 11-12 hours of sleep, school- aged children need at least 10 hours of sleep, teens need 9-10 hours of sleep, and adults including elders need 7-8 hours of sleep. Some people nap as a way to deal sleepiness. Naps may provide a short-terms boost in alertness and performance. However napping doesn't provide the benefits from all the times you didn't get enough sleep. Although you may not be able to make up for your sleep, some people just sleep more on their work days or go to bed later and wake up later in the day. Sleep loss can also lead to health problems and even if you get enough sleep you
Is sleep important? The answer is yes, more important than imaginable. However, not everyone needs the same amount. The amount of sleep needed depends on the age of the person. Infants typically need approximately 16 hours a day while teenagers need approximately nine hours on average. Most adults need about
“Unexpected Ways Sleep Deprivation Makes Life Tougher” written by Andrea Peterson, the writer for the Wall Street Journal, explained how not having enough sleep can affect your body and your performance. What one does not obtain the correct amount of sleep it can cause short term and long term effects
What do the effects of sleep deprivation have on people? When a person does not get enough sleep, he or she is depriving his or her body of something that it needs. A delightful sleep is one of the most satisfying human experiences with a role to play in supporting a good mood and cognitive acuity as well as in promoting physiologic balance and resilience (Chittora, Jain and Suhalka). People think because they get an insufficient number of hours of sleep, they will not have an emotional impact by it. Sleep is a required need for peoples’ day to day life to be able to perform and stay healthy emotionally and physically. The effects of sleep deprivation are an issue because it affects mood, performance, and health.