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1 Question: How does amount of sleep affect productivity? Many of America’s adults are sleeping poorly, and it is taking a serious toll on professional relationships, productivity, public safety and even the most intimate aspects of their lives, this according to a poll released by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). The poll shows that sleep problems are widespread and on the rise, but they are often ignored. Sleep is not valued as much as other parts of life, so people put it aside without a second thought. This is dangerous though, since not getting a proper amount of sleep can cause problems in all parts of one’s life. When one sleeps, their body goes into a state of complete blindness and deafness. They enter stages of consciousness, each with varying effects on the brain and body. The most important part of the cycle of sleeping is the REM or Rapid Eye Movement stage. This is when the brain and body “rest” and regain the energy exerted throughout the previous day. It takes a few hours to reach REM sleep, which lasts in cycles of
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course ENGL 110C taught by Professor Kaufner during the Spring '06 term at ECPI College of Technology.

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