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What are the effects of sleep deprivation?

We all know that a bad nights sleep can reduce your energy levels, lead to poor concentration and memory and even make you feel a bit more irritable. But what are the long-term effects of poor sleep?

Lack of sleep increases your risk of:

  • Heart problems and strokes
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity and weight problems
  • Suppresses your immune system making you more vulnerable to infections
  • Dementia
  • Long term mood disorders such as clinical depression and anxiety disorders

Overall long-term sleep deprivation can shorten your life expectancy. So it’s important we learn how to maintain a good nights sleep.


What are the signs you might be sleep deprived?

Fatigue                              Irritability                          Difficulty concentrating                Depression

Moodiness                        Forgetfulness                    Yawning                                            Increased appetite

Clumsiness                       Reduced sex drive            Lack of motivation                         Increased sickness

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