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Sleep Deprivation

      The prevalence of sleep deprivation in the industrialized world appears to be on the rise. The major consequence of sleep deprivation is excessive sleepiness. In a world that is increasingly changing into a global community, the encroaching demands on the sleep-wake cycle of an individual pose a significant dilemma. The consequences of sleep deprivation can be significant, including motor vehicle or industrial accidents, negative socioeconomic and public health outcomes, impaired academic and job performance, and a diminished sense of well-being.
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