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Unformatted text preview: Introduction: For the average college aged adult, sleep deprivation is a common dilemma. In order to satisfy the demands of rigorous course work, students will deprive themselves of a healthy amount of sleep, which has been calculated to be 8 to 9 hours. The average college student receives around 6 hours of sleep (Tsui, Y., & Wing, Y. 2009). Many students also participate in the occasional all nighter, which is an entire night of no sleep, usually resulting in up to 48 hours without sleep (Thacher, P. 2008). This constant sleep deprivation can have a negative effect on the students resulting in an even lower grade than they would have obtained under normal sleep patterns. Previous studies have analyzed the effect of sleep deprivation on executive control functions and they noticed a significant impairment in controls (Jian-Lin, Q., Yong-Cong, S., Danmin, M., Ming, F., Guo-Hua, B., & Zheng, Y. 2010). Studies that focus on a single night sleep deprivation were able to conclude that a sleep restricting lifestyle can lead to resistance...
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2011 for the course CHEM 2211 taught by Professor Hubbard during the Fall '07 term at UGA.
- Fall '07
- Organic chemistry