The Importance of sleep


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Sleep? Eh I'll sleep when I'm dead.

Obviously noone takes this literally when they say this but putting off sleep is something that many Americans do. I do this all of the time but for good reason. If I end up having to go to sleep the same day that I will awake, its because I am up doing school work. Studies show though that putting off sleep is a dangerous thing, so many want to think twice before they put off sleep without good reason.

According to my research approximately 20% of Americans don't even get 6 hours of sleep and the numbers are decreasing for how many Americans get at least 8 hours of sleep. This is really bad because studies show that lack of sleep can have multiple negative factors. Lack of sleep can cause us to do poorly in from simple things like comprehend material in class to doing whatever way we need to for a job. Not getting enough sleep can also lead to something as major as a physical or mental breakdown. As this course has taught us correlation does not prove causation. In this case its easy to leave room for space because there can easily be a third variable that causes a person to have a physical or mental breakdown. I trust scientists to believe that not getting enough sleep wouldn't help, but not enough to say that sleep would be the only thing that caused a person to have a mental or physical breakdown.

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I know that I do not get enough sleep and I know that it is not good for my health but I don't change it. Why? Because I feel there is not enough time in a day, I have work, class, I go to the gym and I want to have time for my social life. I think that I am young and most people my age are getting the same amount of sleep and are doing just fine. I found this article and it said that students who get fewer hours of sleep have a lower GPA. I think I should start going to bed earlier!
http://www.youniversitytv.com/news-trendy/5079-college-students-are-not-getting-enough-sleep

I know that I do not get enough sleep and I know that it is not good for my health but I don't change it. Why? Because I feel there is not enough time in a day, I have work, class, I go to the gym and I want to have time for my social life. I think that I am young and most people my age are getting the same amount of sleep and are doing just fine. I found this article and it said that students who get fewer hours of sleep have a lower GPA. I think I should start going to bed earlier!
http://www.youniversitytv.com/news-trendy/5079-college-students-are-not-getting-enough-sleep

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