Lack of Sleepiness & Coping Strategies

(Suhail Ahmed, Karachi)

Lack of sleep Lack of sleep happen when an individual fails to get enough sleep. The amount of sleep needs varies from one person to another, but on average most adults need about seven to eight hours of sleep each night to feel alert and well rested. As concerned for children need nine hours of nightly sleep or more depending on their age, and teens need an average of nine hours sleep per night. A research study carried out that revealed “about one in five adults fail to get enough sleep”.

Lack of sleep causes voluntary behavior People who engage in voluntary, but unintentional, the chronic sleep deprivation are considered as having a sleep disorder called behaviorally induced insufficient sleep syndrome. This is the type of “hypersomnia”. It reveals when a pattern of restricted sleep is present almost daily for at least three months.
It causes on Personal obligations that can occur when restrict sleep time. This can be described in an example, a person may lose sleep while providing home care for a relative with a chronic illness. This also cause on work hours because work hours required by some occupations can produce sleep deprivation. The major cause that reveals from lack of sleep is medical problem, it may be symptom of an ongoing sleep disorder or other medical condition that disturbs sleep.

When carrying out risk assessment it is considered as group of members. These might be males and females of all ages, adolescent among whom restricted sleep times are common. Care takers well known family persons such as Caregivers who look after the needs of a family member who has a chronic illness. Majority of peoples who work multiple jobs, perform shift work, or who work in a profession that has demanding work hours.

Lack of sleep has effect as excessive daytime sleepiness. When a person is sleep-deprived person is likely to fall asleep when forced to sit still in a quiet or monotonous situation, such as meeting time. This level of severe sleepiness can be a safety hazard that causes workplace injuries by drowsy driving.
The other effects of sleep deprivation are mood such as anxiety and Symptoms of depression. Lack of sleep has effects on performance such as Lack of concentration, fatigue, poor decisions and increased errors. The major it effects on health such as High blood pressure and heart attack.

Sleep deprivation can be overcome by strategies to increase nightly sleep time to satisfy his or her biological sleep need; there is no substitute for sufficient sleep. There are various ways to that may provide a short-term solution, to reduce the effects of sleep deprivation. There are no long-term solutions, and they may not restore performance to non-sleep-deprived levels and alertness. Sleep prior to deprivation means to get extra sleep before a period of sleep loss which is known as a “prophylactic nap,” may decrease some of the negative alertness effects. Sleep prior to deprivation: Getting extra sleep before a period of sleep loss, known as a “prophylactic nap,” may decrease some of the negative performance and alertness effects. Lack of sleep can also overcome by Naps during deprivation, which is during a period of sleep loss a brief nap of 30 minutes or less may boost alertness.




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