You may choose not to sleep to watch a midnight show, talk to friends, play computer or video games.
Heavy work commitment
and stress may hinder sleep and lead to sleep deprivation.
Shift workers may be affected by sleep deprivation.
2. Medical disorders
Many medical conditions can lead to sleeplessness and hence sleep deprivation.
Chronic pains and aches can lead to disturbed sleep and sleep deprivation.
Sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnoea, narcolepsy, and restless leg syndrome can lead to disruption of normal sleeping pattern and sleep deprivation.
Nasal obstruction can result in someone not being able to sleep, therefore being sleep-deprived.