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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Fatigue and microsleeps while motoring are often the cause of serious accidents.
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The individual becomes dependent on compensatory mechanisms: eventually, "microsleeps" intrude, and cognitive performance becomes unpredictable (Durmer & Dinges, 2005, p.