Long Term Effects of Sleep DeprivationSleep deprivation or having not enough sleep might lead to a very serious health condition. The fact that we remain unaware of how impaired we really are is quite serious as it could cause problems in our health due to long term effects of not getting enough sleep. Learn more about the long term effects of sleep deprivation and the list of serious medical illnesses associated with it.


Dr. Michael J. Breus, PhD states, “Not sleeping enough and not sleeping well is not OK. As a matter of fact, there is quite a price to pay. It may surprise you to learn that chronic sleep deprivation, for whatever reason, significantly affects your health, performance, safety, and pocketbook.


However, it is critically important to realize that sleep deprivation is very often due to unrecognized sleep disorders. After a typical night’s sleep, you may not feel restored and refreshed and be sleepy during the day, but be totally unaware that you are sleep-deprived or have a sleep disorder.” (Read more)


Also, the Huffington Post enumerated eight scary side effects of sleep deprivation, complete with details of its risk in a slideshow, “Of course, one night of short sleep won’t put you at serious risk, but one week can. After just seven nights of too little sleep, researchers observed more than 700 genetic changes that could play a role in consequences including heart problems and obesity, according to a recent study. Here are some of the most frightening effects of sleep deprivation…” (Read more)



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