sleep deprivation


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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"
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Whether you're an emperor, a business tycoon or the parent of a teething tot, sleep deprivation is considered a badge of honour.
ISLAMABAD -- Sleep deprivation may put you at increased risk for succumbing to impulsive desires, inattentiveness and questionable decision-making, says a study.
ISLAMABAD -- - Sleep deprivation may put you at increased risk for succumbing to impulsive desires, inattentiveness and questionable decision-making, says a study.
One important societal issue identified in the studies of the National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research was the existence of widespread chronic sleep deprivation and its negative consequences throughout society.
Daylight savings time doesn't make it easier, so the nation's emergency physicians are warning about the dangers of sleep deprivation.
Researchers conducted a detailed study on sleep deprivation on 1,200 private car drivers in the country and the impact of drowsy driving on car accidents in the Eastern, Central and Western Provinces," said Ahmed Bahammam, head of the medical research team and director of the center.
com/sleep-disorders/features/9-reasons-to-sleep-more) study conducted by the National Sleep Foundation found that 26 per cent of the participants admitted that sleep deprivation has disrupted their sex lives.
The genetic variant also appears to provide greater resistance to the effects of sleep deprivation.
Numerous studies have shown that chronic sleep deprivation can lead to weight gain.
The study revealed that aged flies took longer to recover from sleep deprivation, slept less overall, and had their sleep more frequently interrupted as compared to younger control animals.
I've been interested in sleep deprivation for 40 years, since a week when I didn't sleep for six days," Nancy Sutter Axford e-mailed.
NEW research shows that nearly two fifths, 38%, of parents in Wales are suffering from sleep deprivation struggling to get a good night's sleep.