Blame It On the Light Bulb. College students and individuals across the country are suffering from a health problem that can be more detrimental to their health than some forms of cancer. What is it? Sleep Deprivation. Material People are losing sleep daily, in such a fashion that most have trouble staying awake during work, driving, or even in class. - Sleep deprivation is a serious medical situation that can harm your everyday life. I. What is Sleep Deprivation?
A. Sleep Deprivation (web MDthecondition of being deprived of sleep either under experiment or under real life conditions, as distinguished from being unable to sleep. Sleep Deprivation can even effect acne development, and cause bad hair days. Bi wont say i have a sleep deprivation disorder, but sometimes i find it hard to sleep sometimes, but,i think technology is to blame.. since its all around us. like our cellphones, youtube labtops. 1. 40 percent of American adults admit that their work suffers when they are sleepy. 2. Even more so, College students suffer more than anyone with odd hours and periodic naps during the day. ( its affecting me because of my winter schedule at the moment 9-1 6-10 not easy hours. (In essence, Sleep deprivation is the simple lack of the required amount of sleep in order to function fully the following day.) This lack has to be caused by something, but what?
II. What aids in the accumulation of sleep deprivation? i think its because we live our lifestyles always in a rush, never making time for each other and we lose out on sleep of which whom i love so much. A. wouldnt you agree that sleeping is one the best feelings? lets see some of the issues that dont help us sleep are the following..... 1. Disrupting associations with the bed and bedroom, diet troubles, and mental state all affect our ability to sleep. a. Regular activities in the same room as you sleep in can disrupt and disturb sleeping patters such as working in the room, watching television, even sex. I have some remedies in which you can practice at home if you are having trouble sleeping.. I have tried some of them and they do actually work. b. Remedies: Before bed take a hot bath (temperature change causes drowsiness), eat light dinners and have snacks at least every three hours for maximum energy and minimum fatigue, Drink plenty water also i may add stress is a factor.boredom and stress can both prevent sleep as well as promote it. B. Natural Remedies...last night myself i drank a full cup of chamomile tea helped me relax 1. Chamomile-Provides soothing comfort from the aromatic smell, allows peace before falling asleep. When ingested in a caplet form it is a type of painkiller as well as sleep-inducers. 2. Hops-Yes, what they use to make beer. A mild sedative is used to treat insomnia in its herbal form. Like beer, it can have slight depression inducing effects. III. If you are not getting enough sleep, it can lead to health problems. A. A Simple test can evaluate sleep deprivation (Test passed out, evaluate yourself afterwards.) B. Health Problems resulting from sleep deprivation include
1. Decreased Immune System activity
2. Development of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
a. Sleep Apnea-(Snoring and stopping of breathing during sleep) b. Insomnia
4. Could be a sign of depression.
C. Sleep Deprivation is one of the main causes for deaths of those who fall asleep at the wheel of a moving vehicle as well as those who slowly drift to sleep during a lecture in class. Underview Sleep Deprivation is condition that effects how well someone functions during the day, and can be caused by numerous ways. A self-test was administered so that everyone can evaluate how well one is sleeping, if you are having difficulty sleeping, evaluate your patterns to find a solution. Last thought if you find yourself falling asleep during class, at the wheel, or unable to concentrate during the day, try to get more sleep; it just might save your life. like myself i take a nap during the day whenever i can you'll be suprised that 30 minute naps can do wonders and i'm a true firm believer of them.