Mrs. Love Essays

Submitted By AlneshaWilliams1
Words: 305
Pages: 2

Circadian rhythm biological change that occurs on a 24 hour cycle, disruptions in circadian rhythms cause increase fatigue, decreased concentration, sleep disorders, and other health problems (Carpenter & Huffman, 2010). I knew going in that my sleep deprivation assessment would show that I am suffering from sleep deprivation. I am currently a Licensed Practical Nurse, in order for me to get my education paid for through my employer, I work 32 hours a week to receive an educational scholarship and to pay my bills. In the beginning I would work double shifts on the weekends. I worked two sixteen hour shifts Saturday as well as Sunday. I did this for one year and my body pretty much could no longer take it. Now I only do doubles every other Saturday and still it is hard. Your body is fighting its natural circadian rhythm to stay awake even when it is time to rest. I believe that this disrupts your circadian rhythm. I do agree with the results and believe that I do display some signs and symptoms of sleep deprivation. I am extremely grumpy sometimes, but who wouldn’t if you have not slept in almost twenty four hours. I know the changes that need to be made in order to get more sleep and even a better quality. I believe that once I graduate I can began to work more consistent hours as well as be a lot flexible due to the fact that I am no longer in school. I can also go to bed earlier when I can and nap for at least thirty minutes in between time. Ultimately I believe by me…