A lot of people take sleep for granted. It becomes the last thing that one thinks about, especially when the internet can be such a black hole or when we let our responsibilities at work or our household get the better of us. Sleep is the first thing we sacrifice in our lives, but we are unaware of the severe impact of the lack of it.
Below are some of the negative effects of sleep deprivation:
Decrease of Cognitive Ability
It has been proven in recent medical studies that a lack of sleep affects one’s ability to process information. It makes us become slow learners, and comprehension is hard to grasp. If you don’t mind being called the “dumb one,” then continue to get by with an hour or so of the zzz’s.
Irritability becomes second nature. Without a restful night, small inconveniences can blow up like a volcano. You become grumpy, sloppy, and unhappy. In fact, joy becomes a fleeting emotion you wish happens to you.
If you want to prepare well ahead of Halloween, then losing sleeping is the best make up. Puffy eyes, dark circles, and fine lines will start appearing on your face. If you don’t mind being mistaken for a golden girl of 50 when you’re just actually crossing your 30’s, then this is the best way to do it.
Forgetfulness is another negative side effect since a deep sleep enables the brain to store long term memories. Without a deep sleep, this function cannot happen. That means any memory you have can instantly be lost the following day. Only lose sleep if you there are things you’d rather forget than remember.
These are just some of the things that happen to your body when one you deprive yourself of a good night’s sleep. It is often an underrated activity but one that affects us more than what we give it credit for.