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1. To take something from someone or something.
2. To keep from possessing or enjoying something.

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Q. what are the affects of sleep deprivation, and can I counteract them? I’m a college student and I’ve been sleeping for 5-6 hours a night for the past month…what symptoms should I expect? And how can I counteract them?

A. I studied this just 2 days ago:

Studies on sleep deprivation are actually beginning to show that people do not require as much sleep as traditionally taught. While sleep deficits effect first auditory acuity, and can even cause people to go into what are called microsleeps, researchers are finding that when people are being deprived of sleep they actually sleep more efficiently (spending more time in stages 3 and 4 of sleep) The problem is that people do not train themselves properly to shortened sleep periods, thus stuggle to adapt when they cannot receive the customary eight hours. Ideally, with adequate control and preperation, people can sleep for 4 hours a night and be fully cognatively functional.

(DaVinci purportedly survived on 15min cat naps taken every four hours his entire adult life, and he was certainly on his toes)

Just thought you'de find that interesting

See Pinel's chapter on Sleep in his text "Biopsychology" for more. (Pinel, 2009)


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It's simple, satisfying and there's no sense of deprival.
Today, although society acknowledges the existence of several family models that do not longer fit into the ideal of a bourgeois family and the need to stimulate work with families and communities, in the attempt to prepare them for the protective care of their children and adolescents, the deprival of liberty is justified by the "loss of structure" of the family and social context.
Sanctions were imposed on them, including family visit deprival for a month, and confiscation of electronic devices and the prisoners' belongings.
The basic reason for this deprival, which was accepted by the British themselves was that Frontier was a breeding ground for revolutionary ideas and its war-like and fanatical population did not allow them to introduce liberal Constitutional Reforms there.
Supreme Court's focus on the deprival of liberty and the notion that imprisonment is an extremely severe type of punishment.
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Modifications of some characteristics in nectarine fruit induced by light deprival at different times of fruit growth.
At the same time, an increase in poverty and income inequality can be observed in rich countries, in part resulting from policies of "union-busting" and the deprival of collective-bargaining rights to workers (Wealth for the Common Good 2009).
The birth of fair value concept in accounting theory can be traced back to Bornbright (1937), who worked out the concept of deprival value that encompasses some features of fair value.
The 65-year-old leader has been protesting against the deprival of power, despite her party winning the 1990 election.
Hinduism told us that joy and renunciation needed each other and renunciation was not deprival, it was freedom.
Deprival of women due to displacement is compounded with the absence of productive employment in the resettlement area.