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Introduction to the Epidemic of Sleep Deprivation

Sleep affects our health, mood, relationships, and our performance at work and school. Discuss the value of healthy sleep and how to make changes.
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Well I’m really tired throughout the day, so I’m not usually at my best performance academically or physically.
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Not being able to focus, not being able to kind of function well or precisely. And yeah, being unmotivated. Negative consequence of not getting enough sleep is laziness afterwards. So if I end up having a big workload after not getting enough sleep, I either procrastinate even more and sleep more or I just don’t get the work done. I can be a little bit snippy, crabby, irritable. When If I drive around 3 o’clock in the afternoon, if I drive and I don’t have enough sleep, I literally have to pull off the road and take a quick nap. But, that’s mostly my danger is driving. When I’m really tired, I am not able to focus during class.
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And also I don’t drive as much on campus, but in my hometown during high school if i didn’t get a lot of sleep I felt it was really dangerous to drive around. Not getting enough sleep, sometimes i wake up and be dizzy. A couple days ago I had a sore shoulder. I think that was from not enough sleep.
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Sleep really matters. It affects our health, our mood, our relationships, and our performance at work and school. You can probably think of examples in your own life when lack of sleep has affected you. We understand that healthy sleep is important, but in our modern day societies, we often accept lack of sleep as a way of life. It’s understandable why this happens. We have lots of demands on our time and we have access to amazing technologies that allow us to communicate with the world around us often at the expense of our own sleep. When we recognize the value of healthy sleep we can start to implement change in our own lives.
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We understand that change is difficult, but the effort put in to make healthy sleep a priority is well worth it. I am Dr. Anita Shelgikar and in this teach out, we’ll be introducing you to the science of sleep. Discuss the value of healthy sleep and help you with strategies to make healthy sleep a a part of your life. We invite you to join us on this journey and make healthy sleep a part of your life.
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