The Effects Of Sleep Deprivation On Children

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Driving is an everyday responsibility that many of us have to do it’s our responsibility to return to our loved ones. And when you don’t get the chance to there are many factors as to why you might not make it home most common are people who are under the influence or alcohol or substances and people suffering from sleep deprivation. Effects of fatigue are thought to play a part in between 16% and 60% of road accidents and in the United states were estimated to cost in vicinity of $50 billion. This essay will argue just how dangerous driving under the influence of sleep deprivation really is. This essays argument will be supported by two major papers the first one is “Impairment of Driving Performance Caused by Sleep Deprivation or Alcohol: A Comparative Study” which was written by Stephen H. Fairclough and Robert Graham. The second article is “Moderate sleep deprivation produces impairments in cognitive and motor performance equivalent to legally prescribed levels of alcohol intoxication” written by A M Williamson and Anne-Marie Feyer. For a while people did not believe that sleep deprivation was a major cause of car accidents. Sleep deprivation boosts the risk of human mistakes related to accidents. Sleep deprivation poses a risk to safe operation in all modes of transportation and to performance in other safety-sensitive activities. By studying the impact of sleep deprivation on cognitive abilities, investigators have revealed plausible neurocognitive explanations for the
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