Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sleep deprivation

By Nowu Keller

     Sleep, a familiar state of our lives is been deprived of by some,some people are not getting the right amount of sleep ;which varies among individuals. Eight hours is normally the correct hours of sleep.Some people reduce this to only two or three hours. Lot of money is spent due to problem  relating to sleep. People deprive themselves of sleep for many reasons.The income of some people no longer permit them to have the full amount of sleep.Because of this, a person might be forced to do two or three jobs to meet up with house expenses and, in doing these jobs, you have to be active on duty.There are accidents that are caused because of the driver sleeping behind the wheel which causes death and injuries. 


     The deprivation of sleep sometimes causes headache, but we might know the cause and think it is something else. people that do not get enough sleep always look daisy and always yawning, for example you see people in buses and train nodding and falling asleep. There are also instances where lack of enough sleep cause student to fall asleep in class sleep .



     Societies ignorance to sleep causes harm to lives and properties. We should know that the body needs the right amount of sleep to function well. It may seem to some that sleep is a waste of their time, but the truth is that when we have enough sleep it refreshes the body. Students sleeping in class allows for low performance in their grades and future opportunities.

I think that every institution in the United States should have some kind of awareness about sleep deprivation and the danger it could cause a person on and off the job.


  1. That is true, i can see how sleep deprivation can cause injuries, but at the same time i feel the adults need to be responsible enough. I know you have to do, what you have to do to be able live, but you have to know your limits. If you are barely awake all day, what's the point? Great post!

  2. Sleep deprivation is a serious thing, I myself have suffered from this many times before. Being a busy mom, wife, student, and employee you are often functioning on limited sleep and caffine. People do have to know their limits I agree, but sometimes in order to be productive you have get up at 5am even when you just went to bed at 1am. Some of us need more sleep than others and some of us have more responsibilities than others. Its just the way it is!

  3. Mike RothenburgerJune 25, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    I agree that there are a lot of people who suffer from sleep deprivation. I believe that sleep deprivation became more widespread when society began running on a twenty-four hour basis. For example, I remember my grandparents telling me that there was a time when television networks would stop airing programs after a certain hour. That would suggest that there was a time when society operated more in harmony with our body’s natural sleep/wake cycle. I would expect that 8 hours of sleep was to accommodate the 8 hours of work and the 8 hours of play to maximize the day. Sleep deprivation seems, to me, to be a direct and detrimental side-effect of our hyper-paced and hyper-stimulated society.