3.4 Activity: Sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation has been shown to have harmful effects such as fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness and weight loss or weight gain. Researchers have also established that sleep deprivation has a harmful effect on learning. But do these effects linger for several days, or can a person “make up” for sleep deprivation by getting a full night’s sleep in subsequent nights?

In this activity, you will be exploring the following research question:

Does sleep deprivation affect performance?

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3.4: Sleep deprivation