Relationship between sleep deprivation and behavior motivation

Takeaway

  • motivates sleep-preparatory behaviors and discourages motivation for other social and physical activities.

Why this matters

  • When someone becomes sleep deprived, they experience sleepiness, which may lead to changes in motivation of behaviors such as sleep-preparation, sociability, and energy consumption and expenditure.

  • Insufficient sleep is related to poor health outcomes and is common in many patient groups, so understanding sleep’s effect on behavior may improve clinical outcomes such as quality of life.