module 3. functioning (continued) sleep deprivation impairs

functioning (continued)

sleep deprivation impairs your mood and communication skills.11,12

  • sleep-deprived individuals can experience irritability, anxiety, and depression. for example, you may avoid communicating with difficult patients or family members because you view them in a more negative light.
  • you can feel confused, less vigorous, and fatigued or sleepy at inappropriate times.
  • inappropriate behavior can occur, such as giggling or laughing in serious situations.
  • communication skills decrease. you may fumble for the right word, say the wrong word, or misinterpret another person’s words.
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