December 6, 2012
No Sleep, Not Sweet
A college life is busy every day of the week; busy with school work, extracurricular activities, and just plain out having fun with the college life. All of these actions can produce positive out comes, but what students do not realize is that they need their proper amount of sleep. It's essential to get as close to eight hours of sleep as possible every night. With out this, negative side effects can occur such as, natural accidents, and psychological health disorders such as obesity.
The "National Sleep Foundation reports that lack of sleep leads to problems completing a task, concentrating or making decisions as well as unsafe actions." The lack of sleep can cause people to get drowsy while driving causing even more serious accidents on the road. The Sleep Foundation claims that "more than 1,500 people die every year in fatigue-related crashes." Something that seems so small like this has actually been identified to be strangely serious.
Some people believe they can train their bodies to stay up for long periods of time but, this isn't quite the case at all. As a matter of fact, if you try to do this you will cause side effects that can be harmful such as health and psychological disorders. The CDC states that "insomnia may contribute to chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity." Your body can't carry out the every day assignments it is used to without the proper amount of sleep- the assignments put in place to keep you healthy. To figure out if you're not receiving enough sleep be aware if you are having slowed speech, loss of memory, and feeling physically and emotionally exhausted. "If you have not slept at night, you will find it difficult to perform your activities the next day. Lack of sleep causes impairment of abilities." These are just a few side effects that occur when you aren't receiving enough sleep.
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