We all crave a full night’s sleep and recognize it’s amazing benefits to our body and mind. Unfortunately for many people, the need for a good night’s sleep often gets left unsatisfied. Whether it’s due to work, school, or activities demands; gets sacrificed for social, personal, or entertainment reasons; or is a side effect of a medical condition or sleep disorder, a staggering number of people are still getting less sleep than their body and mind need to function adequately.
If good rest is necessary to function sufficiently during the day, but a large percentage of people aren’t getting enough sleep, then what happens when sleep gets deprived for too long? What are the adverse effects of sleep deprivation?