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  • Sleep Apnea Essay

    the day, it could be a sign of a sleep disorder. A sleep disorder is defined as a change in sleeping patterns or habits that can negatively affect one’s health. The average teen requires eight to ten hours of sleep each night, but only gets around seven hours. This means that they lack the amount of rest they need to function during the day. Sleep disorders affect nearly seventy million Americans and many do not realize they have one. There are many types of sleep disorders including restless…

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  • The Importance Of Sleep Deprivation In College Students

    percent of the college population gets insufficient sleep” (Kingkade). College students are not fully informed of the consequences of not obtaining the proper amount of sleep each night. Many college students find it difficult to maintain good grades, a job, and a social life. They often do not realize just how important sleep is to the body, and that it allows the mind to function fully. College students need to be more informed of how vital sleep is to their health and functionality. Through…

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  • The Stages Of Sleep And Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs

    In the words of John Steinbeck, ‘It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.” In other words, we are able to make better decisions when we are well rested. In this manner, just as eating and breathing, the act of sleep represents one of the physiological needs according to Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. As a matter of fact, the stage pyramid proposed by Maslow comprises a motivational theory based on…

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  • Let Me Sleep Research Paper

    Let Me Sleep Even though changing the starting time of schools to later in the day could cost more money, the benefits of starting school later significantly outweigh the financial cost because it would improve public safety and academic performance, allow teens to acquire an adequate amount of sleep, and benefit teens’ health tremendously. Public safety and academic performance are two things that would drastically improve if schools would delay the start times. In the 1930s, Nathaniel…

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  • The Restorative Theory: The Importance Of Sleep Deprivation

    As mammals, one of our many natural instincts is sleep. The importance of slumber is comparable to the life-sustaining function of eating. In fact, a human being can die from sleep deprivation in a shorter time than starvation. The longest recorded period of sleep deprivation is 264 hours (eleven days) set by 17 year-old Randy Gardener in 1965 and in 2012, when a Chinese man named Jiang Xiaoshan died after eleven days of unrest (Gillian, Chan). Additionally, Scientific American reports that in…

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  • Analysis Of The Overachiever: A Story Of Success By Alexandra Robbins

    an increasing amount of pressure to be involved in every activity and club possible in order to stand out in the college admission process. In chapter seven of her book, Robbins argues that this over-involvement can cause sleep deprivation in students. She cites the National Sleep Foundation as reporting this increase in involvement “can cause negative moods, decreased school performance, increased likelihood to try stimulants, and a higher risk of accidents and death. The latter category…

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  • Good Country People And Good Country People

    Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” contains several short stories each containing their own morals. Two of these stories are “The Life You Save May Be Your Own" and "Good Country People", both of these stories take place in the South and revolve around a seemingly innocent man who ends up taking advantage of a young woman. In “The Life You Save May Be Your Own”, a man wanders to the house of an elderly woman willing to help out for no pay, and eventually is married to her daughter…

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  • Social Justice Experience: My Experience From High School To College

    to follow in regards to the waking up, having breakfast, the student/teacher ratio/ etc. In college, it was completely different. Most of my classes were either in the afternoon or in the evening. So I had to get used to waking up or even going to sleep at a certain time. I know for a fact that I miss going to…

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  • Social Media Effects On Youth Essay

    The Effect of Social Media on Youth Social media has had a huge impact on the world, especially our youth. There 's not a day that goes by without media cracking into their lives. Social media has created an environment for teens to keep in touch with friends and family and also stay up to date with the latest news and trends. Because of this, teens have the urge to stay connected constantly. Though this sounds harmless, the use of social media can also have its negative effects on youth.…

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  • Personal Narrative: Historically Black University

    Since I’ve been here I can surely say that I have not received the recommended eight hours of sleep, not one night. There’s always something to be done such as an essay, test, or presentation. I cannot fully blame my sleep habits on academics because I do have a life. I stay up to be social and hang out with friends or watch a movie to relax a bit. I have been sleeping more during the day than I ever have…

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