Sleep Essay

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Sleep in my life
Introduction

In my everyday life, I find that I don’t usually get enough sleep. As a teenager, I feel that I sleep deprived because my body is still getting used to coming off of my summer sleep schedule. I also feel that I am sleep deprived because of distractions such as my cell phone, iPod, computer, etc. I wake up 5 days a week at 5:45 to get ready for school. I occasionally find myself waking up during the night at around 1. When this happens, I check my phone in anticipation that its nowhere near 5’o clock. If its not, I go straight back to sleep and cherish every minute of sleep that I get. I could get a good night’s sleep by keeping a sleep schedule and staying off my electronics before bed. How Sleep Affects My Mood

In the morning, when I wake up, and I didn’t get enough sleep, I tend to be cranky and agitated. When I don’t get enough sleep, I also feel jumpy and anxious. When I do get a good amount of sleep, I feel more refreshed and excited for what the day is going to bring. When I get enough sleep, I also find that I am more willing to deal with people and nicer, personality wise. How Sleep Affects My Health

As the weather gets colder, I find that I am more likely to catch a cold. If I feel like a cold is coming on, I try to sleep away my approaching sickness. This remedy does work, because of the simple fact that sleep gives our body a chance to fight infections and reproduce/ repair our cells. I also found that getting a good night’s sleep gives me more energy to do activities at church or even school. How Sleep Affects Me In School

Some, but not all days of school, I find myself up late finishing homework. This makes it harder to get a good grade, because of the fact that I usually rush. When I finally do get done, I usually find that I get with picking out the next day’s outfit, hairstyle, etc. When I actually get to bed, I find it easy to go to bed because of the late time. If it’s a school night and I don’t get enough...
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