Sleep Observations Related to Potential Errors at Essay

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Sleep Observations Related to Potential Errors at Work Report

Sleep Observations Related to Potential Errors at Work Report

Ladies and Gentlemen better known as board members. This study was conducted to find if
there is any correlation between sleep and errors made throughout the day. I took the
privilege of making this report because we are in the business of saving lives. Everyone
in this medical center wants to help all of our patients to the best of our ability. Over
time we have overlooked the responsibility we have to the patients that enter our doors
for care. We focus on having our best staff on duty whenever we can, the question I have
is… Are we asking our staff to do too much? I know how we all love our job and we feel
we can take care of our clients, but the data I have collected and will discuss in this
report will show what can happen if we do not get enough sleep.

This is a sample of the data collected from willing participants for this experiment. The
participants are college students from a night class at Eastern Michigan University.

The students were told to record their sleeping habits on at least five different
occasions. The students recorded; the time they got in bed, the amount of time it took
them to get to sleep, and how long they slept. The second type of data collected was
reactions the next day. When I say reactions, I am talking about their emotional and
physical feelings. The students were asked to try to observe their mental errors the next
day. The emotional and physical feelings were rated on the scale being -1 as feeling below
normal, 0 being normal, and 1 being above normal. Below are some charts to show the
distribution of the ratings for the entire class.

The graphs show the frequency in which each emotional and physical feeling ratings were
observed. The test also recorded days the students observed, their class level, and their

The data above is just to get you familiar with exactly what was done in the experiment
and the type of data that was collected.

The next chart is a comparison of the males versus the females in regards to their average sleep time per night.
The chart above shows that on average females get about one more hour of sleep than males
do. Who knows why this set of data shows this difference, males might do more partying
than the females. That is not important, however the next chart may have a little more
meaning to it.

We remember that females were getting more sleep than males. The difference in the mental
errors that were made also shows a difference. Males made almost 50% more errors than
females. In the past, there has never been any data to show males naturally make more
errors than females, nor has there been any data to show that one gender is smarter than
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