25 Horrible Things That Happen If You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

The benefits of sleep are well known.

In our 24/7 culture, sleep loss is a major problem. Back in 1942, people averaged almost 8 hours of sleep a night — now that’s down to 6.8. (Seven to 9 hours per night are what’s generally recommended.)

Everyone knows that it’s important to get enough sleep — but you may not realise just how many things can go wrong when you don’t.

Effects of sleep deprivation

Here are 25 unfortunate risks of partial and total sleep deprivation, some more common than others:

1. Irritability
2. Headaches
3. Inability To Learn
4. Weight Gain
5. Poor Vision
6. Heart Disease
7. Slowness
8. Infection
9. Economic Risk-Taking
10. Overproduction Of Urine
11. Distractedness
12. Less Effective Vaccines
13. Impaired Speech
14. Colds
15. Gastrointestinal Problems
16. Car Accidents
17. Depleted Sex Drive
18. Pain
19. Diabetes
20. Sloppiness
21. Cancer
22. Memory Problems
23. Genetic Disruption
24. Unhappiness And Depression
25. Death

Learn lots more here.

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