Dangers of Sleep Deprivation
There is no question that people are getting less sleep these days. With busy schedules, more activities, more work hours, people are carving that extra time out of their sleep. While many folks can operate on as little as five hours nightly, the greatest majority of people need seven to eight hours each night.
Building a sleep debt (the result of too little sleep) has been proven to have many negative consequences to our health and lifestyle including, daytime sleepiness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, poor thinking and judgement, memory loss, increased risk of accidents, and increased risk of weight gain, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.