Sleep deprivation has become a common issue affecting a large population in the United States and across the world. There are many factors that can contribute to the increase in number of people not getting the right amounts of sleep at night. Such factors can include technology, stress, work, and school. [..}This paper will focus on the effects of sleep deprivation on both adolescents and adults and the effects it has on the brain and body. To do so we will focus on factors such as sleeping patters, technology and its role in keeping people up, and finally stress and the effect on the body.