Sleep Deprivation : Symptoms And Treatments

1417 WordsApr 25, 20176 Pages
Most people will understand that experiencing sleep deprivation or not having enough sleep will cause one to be frustrated. It is not a decent experience to have. Whenever we have sleep deprivation or have little sleep, we become less productive and not concentrated the next day. As these things happen, bosses will scold us or we will fail our tasks. While we fail, or get scolded, the mood at that moment is always annoying and unsatisfying. People who encounter with lack of sleep will know that having not enough sleep is the main cause of it. However, what happens to our bodies when we experience sleep deprivation? How does sleep deprivation lead to these frustrating scenarios? Lacking sleep or sleep deprivation not only lead to these…show more content…
College students, who are mostly experiencing sleep deprivation, are cramming to finish their papers or study for the finals and midterms, or some are partying all night and straight to class without any sleep. These are the few main reasons that college students are always suffering from lack of sleep; however, these reasons are voluntary. Not only most university students undergo sleep deprivation because of school works, but young children and adolescents nowadays are also experiencing it. Studying commitment, especially we are required to absorb more knowledge today, can make it arduous to obtain the average amount of sleep needed or the natural sleep-wake cycle of the body is interrupted by school schedule. This can also refer to people who are doing shift work. Their work schedules can disrupt their sleep-cycle on a regular basis. In addition to the voluntary or forced behavior that cause sleep deprivation, there are also some actions that cause restricted sleep that people may not notice. The use of stimulants, such as caffeine and alcohol, can increase the difficulty to fall asleep. Stimulants can block REM sleep, which is a stage to store information, learn and balance mood, aggravate breathing problem, stimulate the nervous system, and interrupt the circadian rhythm (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; National Sleep Foundation). These
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