#1
We were discussing "states of consciousness" in my psychology class the other day when the topic of sleep deprivation came up.

I'd never really thought of sleep deprivation as being a state of consciousness in the same way as getting drunk, high, or hypnotized would be. However, over a long period of time, not getting enough sleep can be terrible for your health, emotional stability, and cognitive functioning ability.

So, UG, I thought it'd be interesting to document our collective sleep debts. There's a sleep debt calculator at this link, so we can see how much of a sleep debt we're really racking up. Sleep debt is accumulative up to approximately two weeks; how much debt are we in at the end of one week?

Assuming that I need 8 hours of sleep a night in order to function properly, I'm gathering almost 21 hours of sleep debt a week. Crazy.

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#2
Sleep was my favorite thing we studied in Psychology. Super badass.
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#4
That calculator is ****ed. Says I have no sleep debt if I sleep 5 hours a day.

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That calculator is ****ed. Says I have no sleep debt if I sleep 5 hours a day.



??

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#6
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Last night I got 11.

On a daily basis, its closer to 5. Meaning on a weekday.

It does not work that one correctly ;_;

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#8
I am 3 hr. 25 min. in debt.
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i practiced sleep in psychology. . . . . .

You need to practice sleeping?
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#10
I sleep about 3-4 hours during the week, but usually make up on the weekends (fri night/sat night) without about 12 hours of sleep and i function well. I will say lack of sleep can cause emotional problems. I was getting 3-4 hours of sleep with some all nighters last spring and went through a huge depression. (I was also abusing adderall to keep myself awake and focused that may have had an effect one me as well).
#12
We have to do a project for my psychology class. Mines on sleep deprivation. My brothers have volunteered to be sleep deprived. Should be fun!
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#15
My sleep schedule is weird. Sometime sI'll sleep from 4 to 12 for 5 days straight, then I get 3 hours. The next night I get 14. If I couldn't go to sleep I'd just stay up until the next night.
#16
Sleep debt is a myth.
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Sleep debt is a myth.


Evidence?
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#18
Sleep deprivation is the cheapest drug. You start to trip balls.
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#21
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I don't sleep much, and I know I should, I just cant. its becoming a problem

This. :\
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#22
**** that. I need 10 and a half hour tonigh. Luckily it's the second day of easter tomorrow and thus, no school.
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#24
Hehe... I once racked up over 20 hours of sleep debt in 2 nights, apparently.
As it is right now I have a sleep debt of 3 hours and 31 minutes. My neighbors had a party last night so I fell asleep at around 4 o'clock and woke up at 8. I usually sleep for 7 hours and my body is trained for that.

Thankfully I have all the way until September to sleep it off.

Also, I once went to school after 48 hours of no sleeping. It's all fun and games until your teacher transforms into Superman and starts explaining the fuel economy of unicorn horns.
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#25
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I'm an engineering student, so i'm basically the poster child of sleep deprivation.

I'm an engineering student too but I am not sleep deprived
#26
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Evidence?


Logic. As humans mature from infancy to adulthood, they need fewer and fewer hours of sleep per day in order to function normally. If the sleep debt theory is true then this would mean that every adult on earth should be an exhausted wreck with thousands of hours of sleep debt.

The sleep debt idea is an oversimplification; the truth of what happens when one's sleep is disturbed is a more complicated, and involves one's normal long-term sleeping habit and the adjustment of one's circadian clock, both of which affect -- and are affected by -- short-term sleep deprivation.
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#27
Quote by Sewe Dae
Logic. As humans mature from infancy to adulthood, they need fewer and fewer hours of sleep per day in order to function normally. If the sleep debt theory is true then this would mean that every adult on earth should be an exhausted wreck with thousands of hours of sleep debt.

The sleep debt idea is an oversimplification; the truth of what happens when one's sleep is disturbed is a more complicated, and involves one's normal long-term sleeping habit and the adjustment of one's circadian clock, both of which affect -- and are affected by -- short-term sleep deprivation.


Pfft that could've been off Wikipedia!

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#29
I got 15 minutes of sleep last night, so now my total sleep debt is 16 hours and 42 minutes.
I usually get 4-6 hours of sleep per night on weekdays, though, and over 14 on weekends.

I find it hard to sleep for exactly 8 hours - it's easy for me to sleep for <2 hours or >10, but nothing in between.
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#31
I don't know what I consider a full night of sleep. D:

EDIT: And it doesn't calculate anything if you oversleep massively. Shouldn't it?
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