Sleep Deprivation And Personal Health

Sleep is a basic necessity for living. It is as important as the right kind of diet or good hygiene. When a person does not get a sufficient amount of sleep for their specific age, and it starts to affect their daily life, it is called sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation can be dangerous to the public as well as to an individual himself. Without sleep the simple tasks in life become hard and very tedious. Sleep deprivation is a miscalculated, but common, struggle for many people; it has countless causes and symptoms, and if left untreated for a long period of time, can lead to death. Sleep deprivation is a major health issue and concern in America because it can highly affect public and personal health. Many teens suffer from sleep deprivation. …show more content…
Many people suffer from sleep deprivation because of their circumstances in life, their busy jobs. Caregiving can also lead to sleep deprivation. Parents with newborns or young children are often sleep deprived. Teens and adolescents are commonly sleep deprived because of school work, a job, or their social life. Teens, who are going through hormonal changes, can also have a later sleeping schedule, which can lead to sleep deprivation (Gale Encyclopedia). Anxiety and sleep apnea are two additional reasons that people have a sleeping disorder or lack sleep …show more content…
If a person has severe sleep deprivation or are continually disrupted during sleep they may have different types of sleep disorders, or even sleep apnea. If they just have a sleep disorder it can usually be treated by simply sleeping, but if it continues to be a struggle a doctor may have to prescribe sleeping aids such as melatonin. If a person is struggling from sleep apnea, a disorder where the airways are blocked in a certain way that makes breathing hard during sleep, a doctor suggest a sleep mask hooked up to oxygen to help them breath. If the sleep apnea is severe enough the person may have to have surgery in order to open up their airways (Gale

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