Running Head: Sleep Deprivation: Impact on Cognitive PerformanceIntroduction to PsychologySleep Deprivation: Impact on Cognitive PerformanceUniversity of the PeopleWritten Assignment Unit 2
Running Head: Sleep Deprivation: Impact on Cognitive PerformanceAbstractThis paper will discuss sleep Deprivation and its impact on cognitive performance. The studywas designed to assess the effects of sleep loss on the body and how this affects our ability totake key decisions when it is needed.
Running Head: Sleep Deprivation: Impact on Cognitive PerformanceINTRODUCTIONSleep deprivation is an illness that is usually under examined and given the needed attention.It has been looked at in terms of total lack of sleep and or partial lack of sleep. It can be acuteor chronic but in all it has devastating effect on the body. This paper examines how sleepdeprivation either as a chronic prolonged problem or an acute problem affects and impairsour attention and working memory in ways that affects our decision making as human beings.