Adverse health effects of sleep deprivation

Physically, sleep deprivation causes fatigue, poorer immune functions, and higher stress levels.

The circulating stress hormones can cause your organs to function at a much higher rate.

This often results in long-term damage, internally and externally, for instance, through hair loss!

The hormones that govern hunger are also affected by lack of sleep.

Poorer REM sleep has also been correlated with a shorter lifespan!

Poor sleep has been correlated with lower empathy and inadequate risk assessment.

A lack of sleep is also linked to diseases that affect cognitive functioning like dementia and Alzheimer’s.

During sleep, the brain clears itself of a protein called beta-amyloid.

Humans need good quality sleep through the night to remain healthy and functional!