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  1. sleep deprivation(Noun)

    The condition of forcibly (by someone else, or by a sleep disorder) being kept awake, to the point of noticeably lower alertness. A dangerous amount of sleep deprivation can cause fatal vehicular accidents.


  1. Sleep deprivation

    Sleep deprivation is the condition of not having enough sleep; it can be either chronic or acute. A chronic sleep-restricted state can cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness and weight loss or weight gain. It adversely affects the brain and cognitive function. Few studies have compared the effects of acute total sleep deprivation and chronic partial sleep restriction. Complete absence of sleep over long periods is impossible for humans to achieve; brief microsleeps cannot be avoided. Long-term total sleep deprivation has caused death in lab animals.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Sleep Deprivation

    The state of being deprived of sleep under experimental conditions, due to life events, or from a wide variety of pathophysiologic causes such as medication effect, chronic illness, psychiatric illness, or sleep disorder.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sleep deprivation in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sleep deprivation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Keri Peterson:

    Plus, stress often causes sleep deprivation, which further suppresses your immune system.

  2. Tim Durbin:

    Twice we have done two marathons in 24 hours. Sleep deprivation will likely be a factor going forward.

  3. Keri Peterson:

    Stress impacts your immune system making it more difficult to fight off colds and flu, plus, stress often causes sleep deprivation, which further suppresses your immune system.

  4. Christopher Barnes:

    There are 70 countries that practice daylight saving time, so you have millions of people suffering from sleep deprivation, we work and live in a culture that tries to cram in so much activity. Because of this, everything else suffers. I always tell my students that sleep makes everything better : your work, your life, your health and your relationships.

  5. Natalie Dautovich:

    We can experience a desynchronization when we have an increase in activity in response to warmer temperatures and longer days, changing our behavioral rhythm, we like routine, so our sleep-wake cycle is very responsive to this change. It's hard to ever erase or completely compensate for the deficits from sleep deprivation, but like we do with other aspects of our health and our life, it's within our power to try and prioritize sleep in our daily lives.

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