Sleep Deprivation and Its Effects
Your body requires sleep, just as it needs oxygen and food to function optimally. When you sleep, your body heals itself and recovers its chemical balance. In addition, it is during sleep that your brain can forge new thought connections and help memory retention.
Without adequate sleep, your brain and body systems simply can’t function normally. Unfortunately, it can also dramatically lower your quality of life.
Noticeable Signs of Sleep Deprivation Include:
While stimulants, such as caffeine, are great tools in the face of insufficient sleep, they aren’t enough to override your body’s intense need for sleep. In fact, these can make sleep deprivation worse by making it harder to even fall asleep at night. This, in turn, may lead to a vicious cycle of insomnia. That said, chronic sleep deprivation can and will meddle with your body’s internal systems and may cause more than just the initial indications and symptoms listed above.