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Many factors can lead to sleep depravation Some of which are drug abuse stress sickness psychological and physiological ailments It is known that when you drink alcohol you wake up the next day with a pounding headache sensitivity to light and maybe a stomachache This is commonly called a hangover To the commoner a hangover has to do with alcohol while they are partially right the thing they are missing is the effect alcohol has on sleep Alcohol consumption can induce sleep disorders by disrupting the sequence and duration of sleep states and by altering total sleep time as well as the time required to fall asleep This lack of sleepmessing up the sleep schedule can result in all those things you feel from a hangover Drug abuse has the same effect as alcohol on your sleep cycle Vitiello 1997 Stress can really have an effect on sleep as well This is more of a chicken or the egg thing though When you have little sleep your stress levels increase when you have stress sleep is hard to come by If you are sick with the flu or the cold people find it difficult to sleep and in turn lead to loss of sleep and irritability The same goes for injuries and those with psychological diseases All in all the main factor in sleep depravation is anything that can disrupt your sleep cycle Shields 2004The affects of sleep deprivationSome short term effects of sleep deprivation would be decreased performance and alertness which could also be described as some of the following memory and cognitive impairment stress relationships poor quality of life occupational injury and automobile injury Some long term effects of sleep depravation are high blood pressure heart attack heart failure stroke obesity psychiatric problems including depression and other mood disorders Attention Deficit Disorder ADD mental impairment fetal and childhood growth retardation injury from accidents disruption of bed partners sleep quality poor quality of life
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