The actual ability to store information is not completely hindered when a person is sufferingfrom total sleep deprivation; however, when a person is suffering from a lack of sleep, they maytend to lose the ability to filter information; therefore, storing more irrelevant information intotheir working memory, leaving less room for that which is relevant, making it appear that thememory itself is being hindered. This was clearly observed through the empirical research studytitled: The Effects of Two Types of Sleep Deprivation on Visual Working Memory Capacity andFiltering Efficiency, which was conducted by researchers Drummond, Anderson, Straus, Vogel,& Perez (Drummond, Anderson, Straus, Vogel, & Perez, 2012). Sleep loss has been shown to beinversely proportional to academic performance; when one fails to receive an adequate amountof sleep on a nightly basis, the literature states that an individual’s skills in learning capacity,
such as memory, attention and problem solving skills are effected the most. Sleep deprivationcan also lead to daytime sleepiness. When these factors are all being faced, students are likely toachieve lower test scores and lower grade point averages; however, it has been shown thatcognitive function is not hindered as drastically when the individuals are working in groups aswhen working alone (Chiang, Arendt, Zheng, & Hanisch, 2014).
Chapter 3RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGYIntroduction The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding in to the detrimental effects,which sleep deprivation can have on memory, problem solving and, or critical thinking skillsamong senior high school students. As senior high school students today, schedule demands arebecoming more vigorous while free time is diminishing. Whether because of demands fromclasses, homework assignments, or having a job, less priority is being given to health. Especiallywhen associated with routinely obtaining the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep, itbecomes imperative that students ensure they get the proper amount of sleep.1. What class are you in?2. How many hours of sleep do you get on a regular school time?
3. What time do you have to wake up on a school morning?4. What time do you go to bed at night? 7-8 PM
8-9 PM9-10 PM10-11 PM11-12 AM 12-1 AM 5. How many hours do you spend in activities/sports after a normal school day?
6. Have you ever fallen asleep in class before? 7. Do you feel tired throughout the school day? 8. Do you feel like not getting enough sleep on a school night has an ill effect on your day? Yes
No9. Do you think that if school started later you would get more hours of sleep?
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