Newborn baby sleeps for 16 hours a day
Young adult and adult people (19 to 30 years old)
sleep for 8 hours or less.
Elder ones only sleep for 6 hours.
A chronic lack of
Occurs when individual consistently does not get
the minimum number of hours he or she needs at
night in order to function at full power.
Causes of sleep dep.
Side effects of medication
Studying (all nighters)
Mind and body effects
Does more than
leave an individual
tired during the
it can also have a
dangerous effects on
physical and mental
Not getting enough sleep increases the risk of developing
a number of illness includes:
Decreases the function of Immune system making the
person more susceptible to illnesses.
Another effects of sleep dep is weight gain and contribute
Studies found out that when a person is sleep deprived he
or she has higher than normal levels of the hormone
Combining an increased appetite with a decrease feeling
of fullness leads to overeating, which in return leads to
Thinks, act, and
Will have problems
with memory and
Experience emotion instability
Problem solving is also difficult; individual may suffer:
Slow thinking reaction
Difficulty in concentration and understanding instruction
Forgetfulness, frequent error and mistake
Poor attentiveness or judgment in changing and complex
Students often turn to alcohol to relax after stressful
classes or to prepare for bedtime.
Do’s and dont’s
Drugs that college students may take that can affect sleep
Illegal drugs, including cocaine
Oral contraceptives containing hormones
Tips in avoiding sleep deprivation
Can help in establish healthy sleeping pattern
and will make it easier to fall asleep at the
end of the day.
Expert recommended exercising at least 3
hours before sleep
Expert recommended setting aside at least a few days after per
week for a full night’s sleep.
It is recommended that people sleep and wake up the same
time everyday in order to maintain a healthy sleep schedule.
Even if you can’t get 8 hours every night, getting 8 hours one
or two days each week will help prevent long term health