sleep deprivation


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sleep deprivation - a form of psychological torture inflicted by depriving the victim of sleep
torturing, torture - the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason; "it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"
References in periodicals archive ?
During sleep, muscle tissue repairs and new cells are regenerated, therefore sleep deprivation is the enemy of building that all-important fat burning muscle mass," adds nutritionist Lily Soutter.
Though sleep deprivation has been termed a definite health hazard, a new analysis has thrown up an interesting theory that staying awake may be the key to combat depression.
ISLAMABAD -- According to a recent research, sleep deprivation rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of depression patients.
Researchers from The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have concluded that, sleep deprivation - administered in a controlled, clinical setting - rapidly reduced depression symptoms.
20 (ANI): According to a recent research, sleep deprivation - typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings - rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of depression patients.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Sleep deprivation - typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings - rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of depression patients, according the first meta-analysis on the subject in nearly 30 years.
Sleep deprivation is common during the month of Ramadan, and it can make fasting more difficult.
She also said that sleep deprivation is likely a risk factor for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, as well as inflammation, which may increase one's risk of cancer.
Sleep deprivation also lowers our immune system, so being sick is another sign.
Sleep deprivation affects wound healing, collagen growth, skin hydration, and skin texture.
Objective: To study the protective role of omega 3 fatty acids (omg 3 FAs) on the histomorphological changes in the height of the prostatic epithelium in rats induced by sleep deprivation.
Sleep deprivation is also common, affecting the majority of the population (Chang et al.