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Unformatted text preview: Heaton 1 Mitchell T. Heaton Mr. Rebenstorf English II-4 10 December 2009 Problem Analysis Essay Sleep: Necessity or Luxury? Sleep is essential for any living being. However, with busy schedules and hectic lives, people begin to view sleep as a luxury rather than a necessity. Lack of sleep not only slows down one’s thought process and ability to complete simple tasks, it has been connected to the contraction of multiple diseases. Sleep deprivation is particularly a problem in teens. It leads to various problems in teens’ academic lives in addition to impairing mood and performance. The study of sleep and its effects on human performance, lifestyle, and body has been remarkably revealing. The recommended amount of sleep for a teenager is 8.5 to 9 hours each night as a minimum. This, however, is not realistic for teens because of their busy schedules and events, but more importantly because of their biological functions. According to TeensHealth.com, the body’s circadian (similar to a biological clock) is temporarily reset during TeensHealth....
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course GENERAL 101 taught by Professor None during the Spring '12 term at Aurora University.
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