Ann Parnitudom IB Psychology period 7 Sleep Deprivation
What is it? Sleep is a state of when the body rests and there is no activity of nearly all the voluntary muscles. It is a natural recurring state of relatively suspended sensory and motor activity. It is one of the most important components for people to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Today, majority of the people do not receive enough hours of sleep. Especially teenagers: Workload Sports Etc.
Why is sleep so important? The average teenager needs approximately 9-10 hours of sleep per night. This is because it drastically impacts their hormones for growth and physical maturation. Majority of the teenagers get approximately 7.4 hours of sleep per night. The number of sleep hours decrease as they get older. Adapt an unhealthy lifestyle: Inconsistent sleeping patterns Increases stress level Getting tired more easily Less likely to be able to focus Less alert
Class Sleep Log #1:
Class Sleep Log #2:
Results Most of the students took naps during the day. Longest nap session: 1.8 hours per day Shortest nap session: 0 hours (2 students)
63 hours of sleep restored from napping for 35 days.
Range of Sleep per night: 6.1- 8.6 hours Average hours of sleep per night: 7.35 hours Range of Sleep over the 35 days: 222.25-343 hours Average hours of sleep over the 35 days: 282.6 hours
Comparison 5th to get the most hours of sleep during naps. 10th to get the most hours of sleep per night. 8th to receive the most hours of sleep from the night-time and naps. I ranked close to the class average result of sleep hours. Tara received the most hours of sleep with the naps and night-time sleep hours combined. Mallory received the least hours of sleep with the naps and night-time sleep hours combined.
Recommended Hours of Sleep Average hours of sleep per night: 7.35 hours Average hours of sleep over the 35 days: 282.6 hours Average hours of sleep needed per night: 9.5 hours Average hours of sleep needed over the 35 days: 332.5 hours Sleep Debt: Per Night: 2.15 hours Per 35 Days: 49.9 hours
Conclusion Everyone slept below the standard to withstand a healthy lifestyle. Short by 2+hours each night! Almost up to 50 hours in 35 days!! *WE ARE NOT GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP!!* Without the naptimes the numbers would exceedingly decrease. 1 Day: 50 minutes of sleep missing each day. 35 Days: 17.5 hours of sleep missing in 35 days.
The sleep hours vary depending on the workload and activities.
The amount of sleep we get impacts our performance in school. If we receive more hours of sleep, it is likely that we will improve our performances in school.
Works Cited Information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep http://parentingteens.about.com/cs/teensandsleep/a/teenssleepwell.htm Pictures: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/assets/0/78/315/355/455/457/479/483/98367094-f1c8-4249-8a00-951b0c86ffef.jpg http://www.sleep-deprivation-info.com/images/sleepingdisorders.jpg http://blog.teenmentalhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/sleep-sm.jpg