Lack of Sleep

Lack of Sleep - Negative Health Factors: Lack of Sleep...

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Negative Health Factors: Lack of Sleep There are many negative health factors that can contribute to a lack of success in college. Not getting enough sleep is one of them. A lack of sleep can affect a student physically and mentally and can ultimately interfere with one’s way of life. A college student is more likely to stay up late and sleep in late, because their performance typically improves throughout the day (Myers 275). The transition to falling asleep earlier begins around age 20, though it can vary from person to person. The longer a person stays awake the more their brain accumulates the chemical adenosine, which restrains particular neurons, making them sleepy” (Myers 275-76). Also, if we stay up late and sleep in on weekends, we might acquire “Sunday night insomnia” and “Monday morning blues” (qtd. In Myers 276). Getting enough sleep is necessary for normal functioning. During a period of sleep, known as REM, all of your muscles relax to the point where you are basically paralyzed. As the
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course FRES 000 taught by Professor Flemming during the Fall '07 term at IUP.

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