Sleep Deprivation To Improve Sleep

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Have any of you very sleepy and do not know why? You came to the right place. A Third of Life by Paul Martin, Improving Sleep by Lawrence Epstein, and Sleep Debt and the Mortgaged Mind by William C. Dement & Christopher Vaughan introduces the concept of sleep. Many people regard sleeping just waking up in the morning and going back to sleep at night, and feeling really tired around the afternoon, but sleep is more complicated than that. Sleep is what is going around your body physically and what is happening to your body while a person is sleeping. Whenever an individual does not get enough sleep, he is sleep and deprived and why we need to sleep more often. Sleep is what is going on inside the brain while sleeping thru one’s lifetime and what …show more content…
Many people reach sleep deprivation by sleep debt. What sleep debt really is the number of hours left over from the recommended amount of hours of sleep a person should get each night. What people do not get about sleep debt is that is “must be paid back” the night before for a person to have full alertness for the next full day(Dement and Vaughan 501). For instance, a person normal amount of sleep per night is eight hours but gets only six hours of sleep during one night. He needs to pay back the two hours of leftover sleep the next night in order to have full alertness. That individual must sleep an extra two hours of sleep the next night because he needs to pay off his sleep debt and in order to have full alertness the next day. Many people consider sleep to be “wasted time” because they rather spend that precious time doing something else more valuable towards one’s busy life than going to sleep(Martin 464). One of the causes of people sleeping less is people’s work life; working normal to long hours and at the same time wasting one’s sleep time to do something that he seems to be necessary, but in reality, it is not really necessary to do a task over sleep. The majority of human history, humans were woken up by dawn and driven to sleep by dusk, but in the last century, people were being woken up by “clocks, electrical lighting and work schedule” which has impacted people to increase one’s sleep debt; this has …show more content…
Many people are impacted by sleep deprivation and the effects of sleep deprivation. The concept of sleep is what is going on inside the brain and what sleep really is. Many people do not know what sleep is, which in return has caused people to become very confused about what is sleep. All in all, humans are sleeping less and getting the side effects of not sleeping

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