The Effects Of Sleep Deprivation On Sleep Disorders

926 WordsJun 28, 20164 Pages
Since technology has become more advanced 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 modern technology, 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 increased 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 your sleep. There are many factors that can change ones sleep and they don’t even know that it. It has become more popular for people to fall asleep with the
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