The Dangers Of Sleep Deprivation

By Peter Thomas
Updated April 7, 2015
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The Dangers Of Sleep DeprivationDepriving yourself of sleep is quite possibly one of the worst things you can do to yourself. It affects your body in ways you wouldn't imagine. Realistically, we've probably all experienced the negative effects of having a bad night's sleep such as: higher levels of anxiety, lack of focus, impaired cognition, unhealthy cravings, laziness, and crankiness to mention a few.

It's not rocket science that the long-term consequences of sleep deprivation can take a destructive toll on our bodies. The people over at Health Central have put together a great infographic below laying out all of the negative effects that sleep deprivation can cause.

It is important to make sure you are getting enough sleep to avoid these negative effects sleep deprivation may cause you. There are many things that can interfere with your sleep patterns. Here are seven easy ways to ruin your sleep, so please try to avoid them at all costs. Lastly, if you are having issues during sleep, be sure to check out the best and worst sleeping positions.

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