the condition of being robbed of sleep, in real life or in experiment, as opposed to being unable to sleep
Detainees there were subject to sleep deprivation, shackled to bars with their hands above their heads.
Moreover, a preparatory nap counteracts the effects of sleep deprivation better than a nap taken after the missed sleep.
sleep deprivation impairs concentration, memory, and the ability to accurately read emotional cues.
Nighttime “visitations” may be chalked up to sleep deprivation, to hypnagogic or hypnopompic hallucinations.
I had got up early, rejuvenated at last from the sleep deprivation of Greece, and tiptoed downstairs to make a cup of coffee.
sleep deprivation can make ADHD-like behaviors even worse.
Andy watched him slouch off toward home, reeling a little from sleep deprivation and emotional exhaustion.