The Negative Effects Of Sleep Deprivation Among Students

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Sleep deprivation continues to be a growing issue regarding a student’s academic performance. Many students in all types of education are experiencing inadequate sleep as they are obtaining about one and a half hours less than the recommended sleep duration of eight and a half hours. (Lund, Reider, Whiting and Prichard, 2010). The cause of this issue is often due to excessive workloads and academic stress that induce problems in a student’s sleep schedule. However, continuously experiencing poor quality of sleep can have a multitude of negative effects on the body (Owens, Au, Carskadon, Millman, and Wolfson, 2014). The purpose of this literature review is to examine the negative effects of sleep deprivation amongst students in various levels …show more content…
Delayed school start times have been tested to see if this change could combat the negative effects of sleep deprivation. Studies have shown evidence to support this strategy, but there was also one case that did not show an effect in terms of grades. Overall, academic success is negatively affected by sleep deprivation but can be reduced by implementing certain strategies to combat these effects. However, further research must be conducted in order to determine effective strategies for …show more content…
This situation is often the result of reduced supervision by parents and greater opportunities to be involved in various social activities (Taylor and Bramoweth, 2010). However, inadequate sleep is another factor that can induce behavioural changes amongst students. The majority of cases resulted in an increased use of medication or other substances (for example: soda, alcohol, etc.) in order to increase alertness (Taylor and Bramoweth, 2010). The study showed good evidence of correlation between sleep deprivation and behavioural effects, but it could have included some bias as the subjects completed their sleeping diaries at the end of the week as opposed to every

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