The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation (Infographic)

It’s easy to think we’re invincible. After that third cup of coffee (or tea), who wouldn’t feel like they can handle work, kids, relationships and hobbies — all with very little or poor quality sleep. While we may think we are knocking out the days like home runs, our bodies know otherwise if our sleep schedules are unhealthy. Check out the who, what and why when it comes to that tiny, oh-so-little activity that we’re supposed to spend one-third of our lives doing.

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Athena Milios
Athena Milios4 years ago

unfortunately for people suffering from mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar, and personality disorders, it is easier said than done to get more sleep. These disorders may be due to a chemical imbalance in the brain, so things such as reducing stress and sleeping at more regular hours may not be a viable option.
Thanks for the info though.

Rosie McMillan
Rosie McMillan4 years ago

I suffer from periods of prolonged insomnia - and was subsequently diagnosed with depression. I hadn't realised that this was a symptom. I still suffer from insomnia (and depression) from time to time, but am more able to take control nowadays purely by realising that it is a 'real' illness and not something I've made up in my head! Being more relaxed and content with life has definitely helped!

Silas Garrett
Silas Garrett4 years ago

Very timely for me, as I just finished an extensive visit from my family and am in dire need of some sleep normalization in the near future.

Irina Brenner
Irina B4 years ago

So true Thanks for the reminder

Quanta Kiran
Quanta Kiran4 years ago

thanks for the info.

Jules S.
juliana S4 years ago

wow, powerful info. living with chronic pain, i know i'm pretty sleep deprived and still try to follow a lot of these tips...i'll keep trying.

Lydia M.
Lydia M4 years ago

Thanks for sharing this info...
Didn't realise I was so at risk from serious heart conditions..
Especially as I've suffered for over 30 years with deprivation from sleep.. :-(
I get approximately one hour per night, when adding up the the 10 minutes together.
GP's do nothing to help, whilst my eye bags get darker & bigger too.
Even my eye shape has changed during this time, from almond to round & now diagnosed with Glaucoma, about 10 years ago, so I'm not permitted to use any commercial proprietary drops to lubricate my eyes, which are always So Dry, So Sore & Irritable... :-(
It is very stressful & I find nobody who wants to walk a mile in my shoes, to empathise, so it goes unnoticed by all..

B Jackson
BJ J4 years ago

Good info.

Laura T.
Laura T4 years ago

interesting but some of us aren't wired to sleep that much let alone all at once

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra4 years ago

Thank you Healthy Living Editors, for Sharing this!