: not getting enough sleep

Examples of sleep-deprived in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Um Ihab’s husband spent his final days hungry, sleep-deprived, in pain and physically exhausted. Mohammad Al Sawalhi, CNN, 7 Apr. 2024 Exhausted, hungry and sleep-deprived: UCLA student super-commuters search for relief. Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2024 For example, those who are sleep-deprived may need a stronger alarm sound, while lighter sleepers may do fine with gentler tones. Emily P.g. Erickson, Health, 11 Dec. 2023 For six days he had been stuck inside his Los Angeles apartment, sleep-deprived and anxious, glued to the television and jabbing messages into his phone. Declan Walsh, New York Times, 25 Oct. 2023 The night before Ashland, at the outdoor Ohio Christian-music Alive Festival (where the group went on late and sleep-deprived because of a nine-hour tour-bus breakdown en route), the crowd blew Sweet’s mind even more. Arsenio Orteza, SPIN, 25 Oct. 2023 Young People Are Sleeping Less Than Ever Research suggests young people may be particularly sleep-deprived. Mira Miller, Verywell Health, 18 Sep. 2023 Indian startups are notoriously toxic workplaces, and are often in the news for glorifying a culture in which employees are sleep-deprived, overworked, and expected to reach impossible targets. Akanksha Singh, WIRED, 4 Sep. 2023 Most everyone on the trip may be far from home and sleep-deprived, but no one is suffering for lack of anything to eat. Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, 26 Aug. 2023

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“Sleep-deprived.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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