Depriving yourself of sleep is quite possibly one of the worst things you can do to yourself. It affects your body in ways you wouldn’t imagine. Realistically, we’ve probably all experienced the negative effects of having a bad night’s sleep such as: higher levels of anxiety, lack of focus, impaired cognition, unhealthy cravings, laziness, and crankiness to mention a few.
Long-term consequences of sleep deprivation can take a destructive toll on our bodies. If you continue to operate without enough sleep, you may see more long-term and serious health problems. Some of the most serious associated with chronic sleep deprivation are high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, restless leg syndrome, obesity and depression.