2QuestionSleep deprivation: Who has it more, student or teachers?
3HypothesisI think that sleep deprivation will be the same in teachers and students because of the different schedules they may have.
4My AimMy aim is to discover who is affected by sleep deprivation more out of students and teachers to see if teachers are also as sleep deprived and why.
5MethodMy method was to give a survey to a certain number of students and teachers asking questions regarding sleep pattern to see who is more sleep deprived.
6BackgroundSleep is needed to be able to function properly throughout the day and be able to stay focused on important tasks. When this is not followed, sleep deprivation is developed. Sleep deprivation is the technical term for not getting enough sleep needed.Getting little sleep causes sleep debt and eventually your body will demand that the debt be repaid (Jonathan L Gelfand, MD on February 09, 2009). Therefore, the consequences that may occur due to this are depression, memory loss, weakening of the immune system, poor judgment, and increased fatigue. Both teachers and students are affected by sleep deprivation because of their schedules whether hectic or not as chaotic. But who experiences it more?
7Dangers of sleep deprivation Sleep deprivation can cause several bad effects to the body such as health risks, weakening immune system, memory problems and death. Sleep-deprived people tend to have bad hand-eye coordination according to experiments and it is suggested not to do certain tasks such as driving.
8SurveyChoose the best answer that appeal to you and your sleep pattern .How many hours of sleep do you get on a daily basis?A) 8 Hours + B) 6 Hours C) 4 Hours D)3 Hours and less2) Do you ever find yourself falling asleep unexpectedly during the day?A) Never B) Rarely C) Sometimes D) Frequently3) Are you able to concentrate on your daily activities without feeling some fatigue?A) Yes B) No4) Which of the following side effects do you experience? You may choose more than one.
9Survey Cont. Yawning Memory loss Extreme fatigue Depression IrritabilityLow toleranceIncrease in stressBad concentrationStrange appetite changes
11Data continued Questions Students Teachers Hours Of Sleep 3 Hours or less: 28 Hours: 16 Hours: 154 Hours: 23 Hours or less: 0Falling Asleep unexpectedlyNever: 3Rarely: 4Sometimes: 12Frequently: 1Never: 8Rarely: 5Sometimes: 5Frequently: 0Concentration without fatigueYes: 13No: 5
12Data analysisWhen approaching this project, I wasn’t expecting to have many patterns amongst the teachers and students and how they are affected by lack of sleep. I learned that students definitely suffer a lot more than teachers from the many side affects that determines you are sleep deprived or not. There were no complications with collecting my data because it was pretty simple and accurate and all of the test subjects did complete it correctly.
13Are you Getting Enough Sleep? Sleep is important mainly because of the positive and helpful affects to the body. Depending on your age, a certain amount of sleep is suggested.Infants: 16 Hours a dayTeenagers: 8-9 Hours on averageAdults: 7-8
14ConclusionThe conclusion I drew from my data collected and analyzed is that student are indeed more sleep deprived than teachers. This surprised me because I was leaning more toward them being the same. My data disproves my original proposal by showing just how much teachers get more sleep and are less affected by side affects than students. If I had to improved my study furthermore, I would maybe had asked different questions or more and got a bigger body of people.
15BibliographyJonathan L. Gelfand, MD on February 09, 2009