Lack of Sleep

Lack of Sleep

Moises Garcia, Staff Writer


The school year has just started and there are already high school students who are sleep deprived because of all the work that is given to them. What are the dangers of sleep deprivation?

Do you ever feel really clumsy or feel like you are always forgetting to do important things? Or do you ever notice that it is getting difficult to concentrate or that are you always feeling tired? This may be the result of sleep deprivation. According to HuffingtonPost, adults need at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep.

Sleeping for 6 hours or less has significant side effects such as memory loss, the risk of developing diabetes, obesity and much more.

Sleep is essential for students especially during the school year. Lack of sleep leaves a student with a shorter attention span. It is more difficult for students to concentrate and remain on task.

Some suggestions, from Premierhealthnet, for those of you who are not able to get a full night’s rest are: making sure the room you are sleeping in is dark and comfortable, to go to bed and wake up everyday at the same time (even on the weekends) and get some sunlight and go out and exercise.