Observing Sleep Disorder in the Classroom
Faculty might observe the following in students with sleep disorders:
- May appear tired
- May be distracted
- May be frequently absent
- Difficulty attending to lecture or staying awake in class
- National Institutes of Health: Understanding Sleep
- National Sleep Foundation
Related Functional Characteristics
Fatigue (Physical) : Students with sleep disorders may experience physical fatigue due to the inability to sleep.
Inability to Stay Awake : Students with sleep disorders such as narcolepsy or sleep apnea may be unable to stay awake as a result of the brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally.
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