What does sleep deprivation mean?

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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. Charles Czeisler:

    That's an attempt to pay-back sleep deprivation.

  2. Huffington Post:

    I feel that sleep deprivation is the new smoking.

  3. Sonia Ancoli-Israel:

    Chronic sleep deprivation has lots of negative consequences.

  4. Keri Peterson:

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

  5. Tim Durbin:

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

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