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									          Signs - Sleep Deprivation

If you aren't getting enough sleep each night, it'd be wise to know some
sleep deprivation signs. Sleep deprivation is when your body doesn't get
enough sleep to function normally the following day. A very basic sleep
deprivation definition is

   "a condition of not having enough sleep or of being robbed of sleep".

This lack of sleep can have adverse effects on your mental acuity and
temperament as well as your motor skills. Experts say that if you feel
drowsy during the day - even during activities that you might classify as
boring - that it's likely that you haven't had enough sleep the night before
and are sleep deprived. They also suggest that if you routinely lay down for
sleep and you fall asleep within 5 minutes of your head hitting the pillow,
there's a chance that you are suffering from sleep deprivation - possibly
even severe sleep deprivation.

People suffering from sleep deprivation
will often be so tired during the day that
they experience what are called
microsleeps. These very brief sleep
episodes occur when the person is
otherwise awake. You can think about it
as having just enough of your brain
functioning to know what's going on but
not enough functioning to be "all there".
In many cases when people experience
microsleeps, they are not even aware
they're happening. These are oftentimes
the causes for minor accidents and forgetfulness.
Signs Sleep Deprivation:

      muscle aches
      headaches or migraines
      irritability
      depression
      loss of mental acuity, memory lapses
      hallucinations
      stress
      higher blood pressure

Bloodshot eyes and bags under the eyes are also signs. Sleep deprivation
can also be the culprit when it comes to fibromyalgia, diabetes and obesity.

   Not being able to get to sleep at night can be a
   horrible experience - at night as well as
   throughout the following day. But it doesn't
   have to be that way - sometimes all it takes is a
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Sleep Deprivation Facts:

In addition to the above list, one of the most dangerous aspects of sleep
deprivation is when it comes to motor skills. The American Academy of
Sleep Medicine (AASM) reports that one out of every five serious traffic
accidents is caused by driver fatigue. The National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration estimates that some 100,000 motor vehicle accidents and
1500 fatalities each year can be contributed to driver fatigue.

The effects of sleep deprivation while driving are similar to those of an
intoxicated person. In fact, studies have shown that people who are sleep
deprived - staying awake for more than 17
hours - perform worse than someone who
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