Effects Of Sleep Deprivation On Teens

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Wake-Up Call: Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Teens Many adolescents, in today’s society, suffer from sleep deprivation due to late nights spent cramming for tests and late nights spent partying. Teens often spend their days fighting to stay awake in class and obtaining as much caffeine as they can in order to do so. Academics play a crucial role in the teenage years. From elementary school to high school and most importantly, college, students are striving to achieve academic success to better their future; however, with an imbalance in the amount of sleep teens should be getting, their academic performance severely suffers from their behaviors. Long and short-term sleep deprivation can lead to many negative effects on the body and cause …show more content…
Sleep deprivation has become a major concern among teens in adolescence. Many teens are unaware of some of the short-term consequences that follows consistent patterns of sleep loss. Over the span of six short, sleepless nights, people can already experience some of the short-term effects of sleep deprivation (Orzel-Gryglewska). In the article, “Consequences Of Sleep Deprivation,” the author discusses the day-to-day effects that people who suffer from sleep deprivation can experience. Jolanta Orzel-Gryglewska defines sleep deprivation as, “a complete lack of sleep during a certain period of time or a shorter-than optimal sleep time” (Orzel-Gryglewska). After only one night of sleep loss most people are still capable of functioning normally …show more content…
Teens tend to go to sleep later at night and sleep less on school days. As children get older, they are faced with a lot more responsibilities. Reasons for staying up late can include; working on homework or talking to friends due to a smaller amount of time they have towards a social life as they age. Teens staying up late, especially on school nights, becomes a major concern for students who need as much concentration during the day to be able to perform academically. Unfortunately, sleeping in on the weekends does not allow you to “catch up” on the sleep you loss during the week (Papalia 331). It has been proven that even one night of sleep deprivation can still cause short-term effects on

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