Sleep Deprivation, Disorders, and Drugs

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Sleep Deprivation, Disorders, and Drugs
Tyesia Wheeler
Axia College of University of Phoenix
PSY 240
Autumn Harrell
December 16, 2012
Almost everyone, at some point in their lives, suffer from sleep deprivation. There are a lot of different reasons that people lose sleep that include not feeling tired, or because of their jobs, life issues, and etc. Many people believe that 8 hours of sleep is required for a person to function right during the day; while others believe that they can function just as well with fewer hours. For other people, not getting enough sleep can lead to the body and brain not functioning correctly in which may cause them to put their selves in danger. In addition one might have mood swings. As a young child I remember being full of energy while running around the yard with friends playing. After all of the playing I would go inside eat a good meal and soon after take a nap. The nap I took was not too long but after the nap was over I felt just as energized as before and was ready to play again. When I reached my teens I noticed that I still had a lot of energy but not as much as when I was a child. I remained active, slept at least 5 hours and kept an appetite until I reached my early-twenties. At this stage in my life I started working in corporate America, got my own place, bills, etc. In the beginning it was a lot more responsibility than I was prepared for which lead me to become stressed. At this point I started partying more, trying to get away from everything, which caused me to lose sleep, not eating enough, having mood swings, and my motor skills were not functioning properly. My mood on normal bases is good as far as socializing with others and being motivated. When I don’t get enough sleep I get sleepier, tired, lazy, and quiet as the day goes on. I become rude to others and I start lashing out because of my grumpiness. My motivation level is at a minimum when it comes to socializing and working. I noticed that my...
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