Lack of sleep… how it effects you?

We need to sleep. Our body needs to rest, our eyes need to rest, we need to let our body heal … Most of us will get enough sleep to stay healthy … or at least sleep when our body tells us to…

But what if we don’t?

Do you know the effects on our body when we are deprived of sleep over a period of time?

  • Long term sleep deprivation drains your mental abilities and puts your physical health at real risk.

    • True
    • False
  • Sleeping for less than 6 to 8 hours a night increases the risk of early death by about 12 percent.

    • 10
    • 12
    • 15
    • 16
  • Which one is not an obvious sign of sleep deprivation?

    • excessive sleepiness
    • irritability
    • yawning
    • headache
  • Long-term sleep deprivation also increases your risk for chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease.

    • True
    • False
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition

    • when your airpath is blocked during sleep
    • in which breathing stops involuntarily for brief periods of time during sleep.
    • blood circulation is obstructed during sleep
  • Which of these aren’t link to (or side effects) of sleep deprivation?

    • Asthma
    • Depression
    • Heart disease
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that fatigue is a cause in _________ crash-related deaths a year in the U.S.

    • 1,350
    • 1,450
    • 1,550
    • 1,650
  • Sleep deprivation impairs attention, alertness, concentration, reasoning, and problem solving.

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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