The Effects Of Sleep Deprivation On Academic Performance

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Abstract The main objective of this study was to determine the psychological effects of sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation is a lack of sleep that can cause a negative effect on cognitive function and can lead to deterioration in physical health. Research and literature reviews reveal sleep deprivation can be caused by shift work, travel, stress, and sleep disorders; such as sleep apnea. Results have found sleep deprivation can cause lack of attention, inability to concentrate, auditory dysfunction, higher proportion of tobacco or alcohol usage, and traffic accidents. Future research can lead to ways of preventing sleep deprivation from occurring as often. THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF SLEEP DEPRIVATION Sleep deprivation has many negative aspects, particularly on college students. Many studies show sleep deprivation not only causes a negative effect on academic performance, but can also become a safety concern with a student’s place of employment. Sleep deprivation causes auditory disturbances that can also affect learning. Lack of sleep or interrupted sleep can affect a college student’s academic success. The study by Chiang, Arendt, Zheng, & Hanisch (2014) was to determine the effects of sleep deprivation have on a college students academic and job performance. An online questionnaire was utilized with 206 students participating, but only 172 fully answered questionnaires were utilized. Researchers have defined Delayed Sleep Phase
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