Affect of Sleeping Habits in the Academic Performance of the Students

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Effects of the Sleeping Habits in the Academic Performance on the Second Grading Period of Second Year Students from the Special Science Curriculum(SSC), S.Y. 2012-2013

Partial Fulfilment in the Requirement
For Advance Statistics

A Thesis Presented to
Engr. Gerson Dumpasan
Statistician/Thesis Adviser
Panabo National High School

Cenny Laye T. Attos

February 2013
The Problem and Review of Related Literature


Sleep may be one of the most important factors for student success and often one of the most neglected. Many students will sacrifice sleep in order to work, play, or get school projects completed. However, although most people think they can function well when they don‟t get sleep, the
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It is not just a function of the body, it is an active process. Sleep is so vital to the body’s daily functioning that a prolonged loss of sleep impairs metabolism, immune function, temperature control and can ultimately lead to death (Rechtshaffen & Bergmann, 2002). As with other functions of the body, sleep cannot be localized to just one part of the brain. Its control mechanisms are entrenched at every level, starting with the cells. The same mechanisms that control autonomic functions, cognition, behavior, arousal and motor functions are all involved with the process of sleep.

Adequate amount of sleep is important for one’s mental and physical health, for cognitive restitution, processing, learning and memory consolidation1-3. Sleep requirements vary from person to person but 7-8 hours of sleep in adults is considered normal. It has been reported that inadequate sleep can cause emotional instability, memory loss, day time sleepiness and decreased concentration4. Various researches have been conducted all over the word on this issue so far which shows that sleep deprivation affects the academic performance of student and may also cause mood dysregulation, increased dissatisfaction in day time functioning, obesity and decrease in cognitive functions2,5-7. A similar study done in Pakistan, on pediatric medicine residents also revealed the fact that continuous work with decreased sleep results in deterioration of cognitive and behavioral

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