Typically, children and teens who do not get enough sleep and suffer from ADHD struggle in school and simple tasks that require their attention. This can cause them to perform poorly within their course work and create stress. Teens and even adults may exhibit behavioral problems or mood swings because of not getting enough sleep or the stress that comes with sleep deficiency. Attention, alertness, concentration, reasoning, and problem solving are all negatively affected when someone does not get enough sleep.
Sleep is an important biological necessity that all people need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It helps people work at an optimum level and is critical for brain functioning, helping with all the cognitive functions such as memory, learning, decision making, and critical thinking. This makes sleep extremely important for academic performance. However, research shows that not everyone is getting enough sleep to function properly, especially college students. Researchers state that sleep deprivation is one of the main reasons college students receive low academic scores aside from stress which contributes to sleep deprivation.
Sleep deprivation seems to be an increasing problem with people of all different age groups. It is related to many different health concerns. Nearly fifty percent of adults fail to get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation SD is a common phenomenon encountered by many individuals with different professions. Pilcher and Huffcutt found that both total and partial SD give adverse effects on human functioning.
Alex Dimitriu. Almost everyone has encountered a zombie-like feeling after a night of minimal or no sleep. Even after just one night without enough rest, we can feel drowsy during the day with slowed thinking, lack of energy, and an irritable mood.