SLEEP DEPRIVATION

the deliberate stopping of sleep often for experiments but also used to punish prisoners to get a confession. One day without sleep dos not affect us much but the longer we go and the more boring a task is, we are less likely to stay awake.

SLEEP DEPRIVATION: "Sleep deprivation in excess can cause us to slur our speech and have poor performance levels."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SLEEP DEPRIVATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sleep-deprivation/ (accessed July 22, 2018).
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