Study proves that all-nighters can have negative consequences

Sleep can be taken for granted by American professionals and students alike. They work long hours and sometimes neglect the quality and duration of sleep to keep up with the demands of daily life. “There have been nights when I haven’t gotten enough sleep and fell asleep in class. That caused me to miss some important notes during lecture,” said Ben Sweely, an undergraduate junior in the aerospace engineering major at UT. However, the harm of sleep deprivation goes far beyond short-term effects like accidental naps at work or oversleeping for class. Dr. Ralph Lydic, MD, a board-certified anesthesiologist and distinguished professor in UT’s Psychology and Anesthesiology Departments, delivered a lecture last Friday on sleep in the perspectives of modern medicine, neuroscience and society. Professors, students and members of the…

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