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    Sleep Deprivation as Enabled by High Schools Have you ever had that nightmare where you’re sitting in class and the teacher is passing out a test, and you look down at it, only to discover that you have no idea what anything on that test means? Thanks to an epidemic of sleep deprivation among teenagers, that nightmare is becoming more and more a reality. As the homework and academic demands grow higher, teenagers are spending less time sleeping than they should be, leading to a myriad of…

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    In recent years I’ve come to terms with the fact that I need at least 8 hours of sleep to be able to function normally during the day and ideally between 9 and 10 to feel fully rested and energised all day. On average, in the past six days I got 8.8 hours of sleep, one night I only got 7.5 hours, the lowest in my recording, and the most I got was 10 hours. The night I was able to sleep for 10 hours (9/23), I felt fairly happy, not stressed, and quite energized even though I was fairly anxious…

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    Sleep. It is one of the most important aspects for leading a healthy and jubilant life. It is a fundamental human requirement which can dictate the productivity, mood, performance, and other aspects of one’s everyday lives. The most important stages for humans to clock-in lots of sleep are in their younger years, yet it seems as if the adolescence is when people receive the least amount of rest. Lack of sleep in teens is a result of their crowded schedules and school beginning too early for the…

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    The phrase “sleep is for the weak” is commonly heard but is anything but true. In fact, sleep keeps us from being weak in all aspects of our lives. Although sleep is an “important influence on well-being”, adolescents often fall short of how many hours of sleep their bodies need to maintain optimal health (Santrock, 2016, p. 259). Adolescence is the developmental period beginning at ages 10 to 12 and ending at approximately 18 to 22 years old when many changes are occurring (Santrock, 2016, p.…

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    House of Cards. During the day when I feel dog-tired or enervated, I orchestrate a tranquil nap. After a good night sleep or day time nap, I always feel like a rejuvenated newborn baby. That grinded my gears, and prompted me to think, why do we need to sleep? Sleep has been a behavior of humans since the beginning of mankind, it is one of the most basic human needs. We can die of sleep deprivation, before food deprivation. Even though science and technology has evolved, we still don’t know…

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    In the 1970s, there has been a growing awareness of the sleep patterns in adolescence. In a study at a summer sleep camp at Stanford during the 1970s, 10 to 12 year old girls and boys were monitored every year for 5 to 6 years. Results showed adolescents were more alert at 8 pm than earlier in the day, and show even greater alertness at 10 pm. This is because melatonin secretion occurs at a later time in adolescents, according to an experiment conducted by Dr. Mary A. Carskadon of Brown…

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    have a serious problem with, is the ability to not get proper sleep and most don’t realize how detrimental that affects ones health. This could be a result of a lack of educated information such as what amount of hours a sleep the human body should obtain, or these individuals aren’t aware of their bodies are telling them. There are many studies that take a look at sleep disturbances in the general population, results show that sleep disturbances may be caused by symptoms such as reaction time…

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    Teenagers need about 8 to 9 hours of sleep, or else their bodies bodies will not grow and function properly. Which can sometimes even cause permanent problems in their futures. A huge problem facing schools districts and students is the lack of sleep some students get at night. When schools seem to be starting earlier and earlier, most students are getting less and less sleep around American schools. Students who do not get enough sleep are at a disadvantage to learning compared to students…

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    #1 Sleep disorders overview Sleep is the body’s state of change which involves brain wave activity, heart rate, breathing, body temperature, and other biologic changes. It is a period of time that is restful because of reduced activity and reduced external factors. It is easy to reverse, but associated with a specific posture, lying down with eyes closed. Two specific sleepy times during the day for most individuals who have regular sleep. Between the late night hours of midnight and 7am and…

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    by a great number of Sleep Apnea patients as the most effective treatment for Sleep Apnea. This treatment (CPAP) is the most popular and top-rated treatment recommended by sleep specialists due to the immediate affect on reducing patient’s symptoms of Sleep Apnea upon effective use. Patients using continuous positive airways pressure receive many significant health benefits because it clears away the health risks related to sleep apnea. Most beneficial health benefits for sleep apnea patients…

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