LEARNING AND MEMORY
Sleep helps the brain commit new information to memory. People who’d slept after learning a task did better on tests later.
LACK OF SLEEP MAKES YOU DUMB.
METABOLISM & WEIGHT
Chronic sleep deprivation may cause weight gain by affecting the way our bodies process carbohydrates and by altering levels of appetite hormones.
LACK OF SLEEP MAKES YOU FAT.
Sleep debt contributes to a greater tendency to fall asleep during the daytime. These lapses may cause falls and mistakes such as medical errors, air traffic mishaps, and road accidents.
LACK OF SLEEP MAKES YOU LEGALLY DRUNK. IT KILLS!
MOOD & STRESS
Sleep loss may result in irritability, impatience, inability to concentrate, and moodiness. Too little sleep can also leave you too tired to do the things you like to do.
LACK OF SLEEP MAKES YOU SOCIALLY DANGEROUS.
Serious sleep disorders have been linked to hypertension, increased stress hormone levels, and irregular heartbeat..
LACK OF SLEEP MAKES YOU WEAK.
Sleep deprivation alters immune function, including the activity of the body’s killer cells. Keeping up with sleep may also help fight cancer.
LACK OF SLEEP MAKES YOU SICK.