Sleep Deprivation And Sleep Disorders

976 WordsJun 23, 20164 Pages
Since, technology has become more about of society there has been a trend in people who are not getting a full night’s rest. According to the National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research, “at least 40 million Americans suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders” (Sleep Disorders and Sleeping Problems”). There are several causes for the increase in lack of sleep or sleep deprivation; which include, using electronics late at night, using your bed for more than just sleeping, and anxiety. As a result, of more American’s using electronics late at night, using your bed for more than sleeping, and increased anxiety has caused society to constantly lose a good night’s rest. There are many people who every now and then don’t sleep well, but there are several who experience what is called sleep deprivation: “Sleep deprivation is a condition that occurs if you don 't get enough sleep” (“What Are Sleep Deprivation and Deficiency?"). There are several dangers with so many American’s being sleep deprived such as increase chance of falling asleep while driving or even increased work injuries: “Lack of sleep exacts a toll on perception and judgment. In the workplace, its effects can be seen…accidents. Sometimes the effects can even be deadly, as in the case of drowsy driving fatalities” ("Consequences of Insufficient Sleep”). For the purpose of public safety, American’s should be aware of the dangers of sleep deprivation starting with how using electronics late at night effect
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