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Persuasive writing on sleep deprivation

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Introduction

Sleep deprivation undermining teen health. Are you a walking zombie, deprived from sleep? Sleep is important. There are no questions, sleep deprivation has negative effects. Lack of sleep means that body and brain does not work properly. If you don't go to bed at a reasonable time, you will be unable to concentrate in class and will not learn so much. Tiredness means you may not be able to think clearly, and you may also be a danger to other people. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, for example, drowsiness and fatigue cause more than 100,000 traffic accidents each year and young drivers are at the wheel in more than half of these crashes. ...read more.

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According to sleep researcher Mary Carskadon, teens need an average of 9 1/2 hours of sleep a night. But they average just 6 1/2 hours on weekdays, which just isn't enough to stay healthy. There is some truth in the old saying "Early to bed and early to rise, makes us healthy, wealthy and wise." If you sleep late you will lack energy, and even playing will become too much of an effort. Next time you decide to stay up till late, remember your body needs a break. Are you a walking zombie, deprived from sleep? Sleep is important. There are no questions, sleep deprivation has negative effects. Lack of sleep means that body and brain does not work properly. ...read more.

Conclusion

Do you have difficulty controlling your emotions? Sleep-deprived teen-agers appear to be especially vulnerable to psychopathologies such as depression and ADHD, and to have difficulty controlling their emotions and impulses, leading to a "negative spiral" of fatigue and sleepiness, labile emotions, poor decision-making and risky behaviour, says Ronald E. Dahl, MD, a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh. According to sleep researcher Mary Carskadon, teens need an average of 9 1/2 hours of sleep a night. But they average just 6 1/2 hours on weekdays, which just isn't enough to stay healthy. There is some truth in the old saying "Early to bed and early to rise, makes us healthy, wealthy and wise." If you sleep late you will lack energy, and even playing will become too much of an effort. Next time you decide to stay up till late, remember your body needs a break. ...read more.

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