Not getting enough sleep is not okay. The average person is supposed to get seven to nine hours of sleep a night, and lossing those hours is called sleep deprivation. What is sleep deprivation you ask? Sleep deprivation is a condition that occurs if you don't get enough sleep. It occurs if you have one of the following:
During a typical 8 hour sleep period the normal human brain goes through a cycle of light sleep to a deeper sleep. This will leave a person alert and awake the morning after. Though feeling groggy or tired in the morning is probably because something is interrupting sleep. Studies have shown that sleep loss usually starts in middle schoolers due to the excessive amounts of homework given. Slowly, as a person's life progresses they lose more and more sleep because of the different events that occur in their life. Sleep deprivation happens due to either a sleep disorder, a distraction, or even snoring.
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