What is Sleep Deprivation?

Sleep deprivation is the condition of not getting enough sleep.


•Sleep is important because it:
•Improves learning
•Regulates moods
•Helps the brain function properly
•Keeps your heart and blood vessels healthy
•Works to repair the body and prevent disease
•Helps the body maintain a healthy balance of hormones
•Supports healthy growth and development
•Keeps the immune system strong
•Supports cognitive functioning


According to studies conducted by Stanford University’s Department for the Diagnosis, 68% of college students aren’t getting the sleep they need. Harvard Medical School Sleep Medicine Division reported only 11% of American college students sleep well. 

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