- 良師益友Lv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
The reflection as follows:
Not sleeping enough and not sleeping well is not alright. As a matter of fact, there is quite a price to pay. It may surprise you to learn that chronic sleep deprivation, for whatever reason, significantly affects your health, performance, safety, and pocketbook.
There are many causes of sleep deprivation. The stresses of daily life may intrude upon our ability to sleep well, or perhaps we trade sleep for more work or play. We may have medical or mental-health conditions that disrupt our sleep, and be well aware that we are sleep-deprived.
However, it is critically important to realize that sleep deprivation is very often due to unrecognized sleep disorders. After a typical night's sleep, we may not feel restored and refreshed and be sleepy during the day, but be totally unaware that we are sleep-deprived or have a sleep disorder. We might think, "It's just the stress of work or the kids," or we might have "always felt this way" and had no idea that you should feel differently. This lack of awareness compounds the consequences, because so many people remain undiagnosed for years.
The consequences of sleep deprivation include:
Decreased Performance and Alertness
Memory and Cognitive Impairment
Poor Quality of Life
The good news for many of the disorders that cause sleep deprivation is that after risk assessment, education, and treatment, memory and cognitive deficits improve and the number of injuries decreases.
In the long term, the clinical consequences of untreated sleep disorders include:
High blood pressure
Psychiatric problems, including depression and other mood disorders
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Fetal and childhood growth retardation
Injury from accidents
Disruption of bed partner's sleep quality
Poor quality of life
Hope I can help you.Source(s): Mathematics Teacher Mr. Ip