August 18, 2018

According to a Healthline article from 2014, sleep deprivation can lead to damaging health problems and even death. Here are some of the effects you may experience.

  • Accidental death or injury

  • Cognitive brain decline, lack of creativity, and concentration

  • Depression, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide

  • Memory loss

  • Poor work performance on the job

  • Weak immune system

  • Being more prone to viruses like the cold or flu

  • Become moody or angered easily

  • Affects insulin, increasing risk of Type 2 Diabetes

  • Weight gain because of increase in appetite and late night eating

  • High blood pressure

  • Heart disease

We have somehow fooled ourselves into thinking it’s okay to go 24/7 without stopping. However, a Harvard Medical School study showed that getting less than 5 hours of sleep a night increased the chance of death from all causes by 15%.

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