The Effects Of Sleep Deprivation On Cognitive, Physical, Emotional, And Social Development

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Many college students at the emerging adult stage experience difficulty managing their sleep cycle, and tend to lose more sleep than they should. First years especially experience this because of the transition from high school to college. They are expected to manage their own time, but many underestimate how demanding classes are and end up losing sleep to irregular sleep schedules, sleep disturbances and day napping (Ye, L., Hutton Johnson et al., 2015). Entering a new school environment requires students to change their usual sleeping routines, which in turn develops insomnia (Pilcheret al., 1997). The lack of sleep affects their cognitive, physical, emotional, and social development.
Sleep is critical for memory connecting, learning, decision making, and critical thinking (Harrison & Horne, 2000; Mednick, Nakayama, & Stickgold, 2003). Sleep deprivation may lead to mental illness development (Brooks, Girgenti, & Mills, 2009), and it can also cause health issues such as lack of self-control and insomnia. Lastly sleep deprivation can negatively change your mood and motivation towards academic success.
With help, students can manage their time better and be able to sleep regularly to maintain their wellbeing. SJSU campus resources offer many sites students can visit to aid them with their sleep deprivation and improve their development in all four areas.
In college, we use our brain to process information from class or to make simple or complex choices (source).…

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