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The Effects Of Sleep Deprivation

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation is a silent epidemic. Since the invention of the light bulb, we have obtained less sleep than our ancestors. We prioritize work, school, socializing, sports, screen time – just about everything – over sleep. We stay up late to get things done, then we get up early so we can get to work on time. We try not to think about how little sleep we may be getting or how much coffee we are drinking. Sleep is viewed as compressible, something that can be made up at any time, but rarely is. Most believe this poses little risk. Unfortunately, they could not be more wrong. The truth is, an adequate amount of good-quality sleep is critical to good health. Lack of sleep leads to deadly crashes, reduces productivity, and harms quality of life. Insufficient or disordered sleep can increase risk for ADHD, depression, heart attack, stroke, arrhythmia, heart failure, early death and a host of many other things.

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