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The problem of sleep deprivation is not new and yet more and more people are becoming victims of the consequences that of sleep deprivation. More and more people are sleeping less each day without realizing the very harmful effects that not sleeping on time and at regular intervals for the required time can have on our physical as well as mental health (Sleepnet; Ledoux). Technological advancements and the fast pace of the industrial and information revolution has created spots in which we find 24-hours a day open supermarkets, banks, restaurants, hotels, airports, train and bus terminals and a myriad of other businesses and services that are accessible around the clock. Workers such as policemen, doctors, nurses, firemen, and so many more are people who are required to work rotating shifts that span all of the 24 hours in a day. Also, we find that many people are starting to work from home and they do not have regular time table to follow and work whenever there is work available for them. Others just work around the clock to make their ends meet because living is getting more and more expensive especially if you have more than one mouth to feed. This trend has been followed for quite a while now and it is being found that more and more people are trading their sleeping time in doing other activities. It has been estimated that in the past one hundred years, the average person's average nightly sleeping time has been reduced by two hour (Essortment).

So what is the problem, one might wonder. Is it not better that humans stay up more and thus are able to be more productive and better for the economy? Well, that is so in a way, but as with all other things, it also comes with a very big cost. The human body needs a certain amount of sleep every day for it to function effectively. If a person does not sleep over long periods of time, many important parts of the brain stop operating properly and start to affect such bodily functions as body temperature, hormone...
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