By Amber Neville
Being sleep deprived is not good for anyone’s health. Especially teenagers. Teenagers from ages 14-17 need 8-10 hours of sleep. Children and young adults are more vulnerable to negative symptoms of sleep deprivation.
Sleep deprivation can lead to serious heart issues such as heart attacks, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, and heart failure. Sleep loss alters how your attention functions and disrupts your focus when it comes to environmental sensory input. Sleep deprivation can be a symptom of an undiagnosed sleep disorder or other medical problems.
To try and fall asleep easier and naturally, you can create a constant sleeping pattern, keep the lights turned off when you’re going to bed, avoid napping, do some exercise, and avoid using technology right before you get in bed.
A major thing that you can do to help with sleeping is to not look at electronic devices an hour to an hour and a half before going to bed. It helps your circadian rhythm.
Losing too much sleep leaves a lot of effects on your body. By losing too much sleep, you can weaken your immune system, meaning that you are more susceptible to illnesses, and you can fall asleep while driving and get into an accident. You can also have trouble with thinking or concentrating on things. On top of that, there’s also a risk of diabetes and your balance will become weaker.
For any type of treatment for serious sleep loss, go to a professional therapist or doctor. Please take care of your health! Your physical health is very important!