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What happens when we do not get the amount of sleep we need?. Sleep Deprivation. What are some things that can make it hard to sleep/stay asleep?. Caffeine Long naps No longer than 20 min Not after 5pm Busy schedule Distracting bedroom Bright lights Include electronics and TV

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What happens when we do not get the amount of sleep we need

What happens when we do not get the amount of sleep we need?

Sleep Deprivation

Created by Nicole Thompson, Health educator, April 2012


What are some things that can make it hard to sleep stay asleep
What are some things that can make it hard to sleep/stay asleep?

  • Caffeine

  • Long naps

    • No longer than 20 min

    • Not after 5pm

  • Busy schedule

  • Distracting bedroom

  • Bright lights

    • Include electronics and TV

  • Stimulating activities

  • Weather

  • Allergies

  • Asthma

  • Being sick

  • Pain

  • Medicines/drugs

  • Stress

  • Loud family members

  • Pets

  • Scary movies

  • Excitement

Created by Nicole Thompson, Health educator, April 2012


Learning
Learning asleep?

  • Harder to pay attention

  • A decrease in verbal activity and communication

  • Impaired creative thinking

  • Harder to solve problems

Created by Nicole Thompson, Health educator, April 2012


Social interaction
Social interaction asleep?

  • Trouble making decisions involving unexpected events.

  • A decrease in overall motivation

  • Impaired memory

Created by Nicole Thompson, Health educator, April 2012


Athletic performance
Athletic performance asleep?

  • Impaired coordination

  • Blurred vision

  • Slower reaction times

  • Reduced performance

  • Can not put forth effort for long periods of time.

  • Tire easily

  • Diminished mental function

Created by Nicole Thompson, Health educator, April 2012


Health
Health asleep?

  • More acne-prone

  • Impaired immune system

  • Hormone imbalances = weight gain

Created by Nicole Thompson, Health educator, April 2012


Sleep deprivation
Mood asleep?

  • More aggressive

  • Irritable

  • Angered easily

  • Increased risk for depression

Created by Nicole Thompson, Health educator, April 2012