Effects Of Sleep Deprevation

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Studies have shown that a person should get seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Many people have trouble getting this amount of sleep. Between work, family responsibilities, and household chores, too often a person gets only a few hours of sleep a night. A few effects of Sleep deprivation are on your learning or reactions, exhaustion, mood and can cause you to have a unhealthy immune system. If a person is not able to get a full night's sleep after learning something new, they will not remember the new knowledge well. They will not fully understand the new ideas or task until they are able to get the optimum amount of sleep. For example, you might have been able to concentrate on writing an essay in an hour and a half when fully retested, but instead you take 3 hours to write an essay. That’s twice the time you would normally take, half of the time you spent on focusing and trying to think even harder while you were sleep deprived. You may have also had class that day and the next day you might not even remember what was talked about or learned in that class the day before. Depriving yourself from sleep can make you extremely exhausted. For example, getting out of bed would feel like a chore to you and may have trouble waking up. “Those who take showers in the morning may ‘sleep walk’ through it. Even caffeine may not have a significant effect, and may actually contribute to sleepiness. When we come down off of caffeine, we’re more tired than we were to begin with.” You would be a much happier person if you got the amount of sleep you needed. Feeling tired an exhausted can make you grumpy and irritable. You might end up taking your exhaustion out on other people when it’s not even their fault. You may usually be a very happy person but since you are sleep deprived you won’t be that happy person. You may not even want to attend school or
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