Consequences Of Sleep Disruption And Inadequate Sleep In Youth

There are many consequences of sleep disruption and inadequate sleep in youth. Sleep is a biological requirement that is controlled by the circadian clock, which regulates the timing of sleepiness and wakefulness throughout a 24-hour cycle. Without sleep, the body begins to weaken and experiences daytime sleepiness, fatigue, reduced alertness, and compromised performance in specific neurobehavioral domains. The severity of insufficient or disturbed sleep is usually a strong indicator of a sleep disorder, such as insomnia. Over the course of research, it can be concluded that poor sleep hygiene is quite prevalent in youth, especially students. Moreover, it can also be deduced that the lack of sleep is correlated with negative physical health, …show more content…
Hence, they set out to study the prevalence of sleeping disorders in a student population and the relationship between the different aspects of sleep on anxiety. The study resulted in about 61.5% of the population having sub-threshold insomnia and 49% having clinically significant insomnia, in which most first year students were affected the most. This satisfies the hypothesis that sleeping disorders are prevalent in youth, especially young students. Also, according to the same study is is also determined that 28.7% of the students presented clinically significant anxiety and that 23.9% of the population suffers with ESS specifically those who are are already diagnosed with anxiety. In fact, 50.8% of students with anxiety suffer with ESS, which is problematic as it is a symptom of sleep disturbance that increases risk of accidents, decreases productivity, causes metabolic syndrome, and impairs the quality of life. Overall, this study did a good job at exploring different aspects of sleep and its affect with anxiety on students. However, a critique for this article would be that it did not present much qualitative data on the how the lack of sleep with anxiety effects school performance in university …show more content…
Overall, the researchers concluded that tobacco is used mostly by students who deal with anxiety, as students deal with various stressors including increased financial stress, the changing of demographics, increased technology dependence, and lifestyle changes young adults. This finding is every similar to the study that was conducted by Choueiry and her colleagues. Furthermore, it was determined that 32.8% of daily smokers reported a lack of sleep, thus negative academic performances during the school year. This mental and behavioral health complication proves that anxiety causes the use of tobacco, which in result aggravates sleeping patterns, resulting in academic performance issues in school. This cycle of interconnected relationships, is a major issue in youth, but can be put to a halt when either anxiety or tobacco use is treated and controlled. Overall, this particular study did a great job at analyzing the data presented and clearly showed the different relationships being measured. However, a critique for this article is that there was a limitation in terms of no questions being asked about socioeconomic status (SES). SES plays a huge role in an individual’s life, thus is important to be accounted for in a study as it brings, not just financial perspective to the study, but also an environmental

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