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Why is Sleep Important?

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majo. caceres

on 20 December 2014

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Mental Effects
Sleep not only affects your physical development but can affect you mentally as well.
Physical Effects
Why Sleep?
How to Sleep Better
Student Sleeping Hours
Studies have shown that the right amount of hours students should be sleeping are
9 hours 15 minutes to 8 hours 30 minutes.
Works Cited
"Why Sleep Is Important and What Happens When You Don't Get Enough." American Psychological Assosiation, n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2014.
Why is Sleep Important?

Overall average during the week:
8 hours.
Overall average on the weekend:
9 hours.

As shown, the student's averages are a little lower than what they should be but, it's not as bad.
As mentioned before, sleep can affect many things we wouldn't ever thought about.
One of them is the healing and repairing of your body including areas such as heart and blood vessels.
With time, the lack of sleep can affect the body's immune system and can increase the risk of:
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Most people, especially students, do not know and value how important sleep is.
The right amount of sleep is an extremely critical part of a healthy lifestyle and body.
-heart and kidney disease
-high blood pressure
- diabetes
- stroke
-mood swings
- depression
-impulsive actions.
Teenagers and children who do not sleep as much may be susceptible to:
How does Sleep Affect Students and Children?
Sleep is also extremely important to children because it helps the growth and development of the body.
The brain is one of the parts of the body that is affected the most by sleep.
It helps you function well throught the day and benefit:
-immune system and more.
Many studies have shown that successful students tend to sleep more.
It helps the brain work properly at its full potential by helping it learn and retain information better.
"Why Is Sleep Important?" - NHLBI, NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst, 22 Feb. 2012. Web. 29 Oct. 2014.
Cinucifera. "Chapter 21 : ” Zzz .. Zzz .. " Photograph. Webshots. Ci's Journal, 28 Feb 2012. Web. 28 Oct 2014.
Admin. "Pvtg2cartoon Girl Studying " Photograph. Webshot. 28 Oct 2014.
"Cartoon Sleeping Moon" Photograph. Webshot. ImGarcade. Web. 28 Oct 2014.
Lahey, Jessica. "What Do Students Need Most? More Sleep." Motherlode What Do Students Need Most More Sleep Comments. New York Times, 15 Jan. 2014. Web. 09 Dec. 2014.
"How to Sleep Better." YouTube. Watch Well Cast, 12 Dec. 2012. Web. 09 Dec. 2014.
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