Sleep Deprivation And Its Effect On Sleep

849 WordsOct 27, 20154 Pages
Sleep is a necessity in which, its value has been undercut. People of all ages, from college students, to middle-aged adult, have experienced the effect of sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation is has poisoned the positive affects sleep has on ones life. In order to challenge the effects of sleep deprivation and study its effect on me, I conducted an experiment designed by James B. Mass. This experiment was created in 1991 to help students determine if they were truly sleep deprived. Out of the 15 questions posed on the sleep quiz, I answered true to two of them. The first true statement was “ I need an alarm clock in order to wake up at the appropriate time. The second true statement was “I often fall asleep after heavy meals or after a low dose of alcohol.” Based on the results of Mass’s sleep assessment, I am not sleep deprived. Although the results were positive, I feel at times I get small doses of drowsiness and small burst of stress displayed throughout the week. Sleep deprivation is a negative style of sleep, where one does not receive enough sleep to operate their daily functions at an optimum level. Low levels of rest can connate negative effects such as slow reactions, decreases in metabolic rates, and even worse it can predict depression. Slow reaction time is a hazard that I’ve have encountered before. During a state regulated test, I failed to answer all questions within a precise time limit due to sleep deprivation. In addition, I have had difficulty
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