Sleep Deprivation

Mon, May 25, 2009

Sleep DisordersSleepDeprivation

Sleep deprivation is a regularly deficiency of the required amount of sleep. It is usually happens as a consequence of sleep disorders. It is also known as forced inducement such as interrogation or a torture.


Effects of sleep deprivation:

Side-effects of sleep deprivation can be similar to being drunk. Study shows that track drivers who spent about 18 hours  behind the wheels perform as bad as drivers with alcohol level in their  blood equal or more that 0.05%! It is kinow now that sleep deprivation can impact your physical, emotional and cognitive abilities.


Watch video: Sleep Deprivation Part I




Physical Effects of Sleep Deprivation

  • Difficulty focusing eyes
  • Difficulty performing accurate hand manipulation functions
  • Reduced muscle strength and endurance
  • Increased appetite leading to weight gain
  • Weakening of immune system


Cognitive Effects of Sleep Deprivation 

  • Poor concentration
  • Memory impairment
  • Fragmented or scattered speech
  • Reduced reaction time
  • Impaired decision-making abilities
  • Problems generating new ideas

Emotional Effects of Sleep Deprivation

  • Increased irritability
  • Increased stress
  • Increased anxiety
  • Loss of emotional control that could result in emotional outburst and violence.
  • Increased risk for depression

Watch video: Sleep Deprivation Part II


How much sleep do you need?

Every person might need different amount of sleep. Depending on their lifestyle, some people may need less than 6 hours of sleep while the others required more than 9 hours each night. How much sleep you need is also a factor of your age. Medical researchers and practitioners advice that every person between 16 to 65 years of age should get 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. As a general rule, you are getting the right amount of sleep in the morning if you are able to wake up without the need of an alarm clock feeling restful and refreshed.

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5 Comments For This Post

  1. JaneRadriges Says:

    Hi, gr8 post thanks for posting. Information is useful!

  2. GarykPatton Says:

    Hi! I like your srticle and I would like very much to read some more information on this issue. Will you post some more?

  3. master Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Please check this site and select Sleep Disorders. You will find more articles to read and videos to watch.

  4. master Says:

    Thank you Jane!
    I am glad youlike the site. Come back again to read more. Please also subscribe to the email notification. It is “Email” in the right top corner of the screen .

  5. Sleep Master Says:

    Hello Gary,
    Thank you for your nice message! Just to answer your questio about other articles: in fact, it has been written 10 more articles since your last visit to the site. Please check the “Recent Posts” (the calendar), located on the right side of every page of the, to see all articles published for the past two months.

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