Sleep deprivation has a huge negative effect not only on the areas of learning covered here but on all aspects of learning. According to the National Sleep Foundation, it impairs

  • Your ability to pay attention

  • Effective communication

  • Abstract thinking

  • Mental sharpness

  • Decision making involved in the unexpected

  • Adaptive learning, which involves retrieving knowledge from long-term memory, adding to that knowledge, and using it to solve problems

  • Overall motivation to learn

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