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Dycus1 Austin Dycus COMS 225 Maximilian Brichta 29 March 2018 Just Go To Bed Picture this, it’s seven o’clock the night before that important paper is due and you’ve just sat down to start it. Ten o’clock rolls around and you’re getting a little drowsy, so you take a break. You open the pantry to get a snack, and there it is, fresh coffee grounds. Since you need a boost anyways, you make a cup. After that first sip, BOOM! Instant energy. You go back to your paper, typing like a maniac, but you can feel yourself slipping again, so you make a second cup. POW! Another shot of power. You’ve completed your essay, but you just remembered you got a bunch of other assignments due, so here comes that third cup! Now you’re typing at the speed of light! But then… you hear birds chirping. It’s 6am and you have to go to class, you got zero sleep and you finally feel the weight of your eyelids. But don’t worry, coffee is your friend. We’ve all had sleepless nights because of homework or exams or for no reason at all, achieved with the aid of caffeine or sheer force of will. While the anecdote I used is a hyperbolic example, it’s more or less what we as students do: sacrifice sleep to get the job done. I do it, often, and you probably do to. Even if the job gets done, you’re sacrificing more than just sleep; your academic performance and your mental and physical health are also on the chopping block. If you don’t want to risk it, then it might be a good idea to get some sleep. One of the most evident effects of sleep deprivation is an impairment of cognitive function. In a study by Doctors Jeffrey Durmer and David Dinges, published in the journal Seminars in Neurology Vol.25, they examined the deleterious effects of sleep deprivation on
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Dycus2 cognitive performance, motor function, attention, memory, and mood in subjects ranging from 21 to 30. What they found was that after total deprivation and/or sleep restriction involuntary
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