The Effects of a Lack of Sleep – What happens if you don’t get enough sleep?

Experts generally recommend that adults should get at least 7 to 8 of sleep per night but many of us get much less. Having a lack of sleep affects our lives in a huge number of ways. It impacts on our health, makes us less productive, and makes us more prone to accidents.

When we have a lack of sleep we don’t perform to our full potential, and without sleep we literally couldn’t survive. But somehow, sacrificing sleep for work commitments has become the fashionable norm.

Instead of me rambling on, let’s take a look at the cold hard facts. The infographic below shows the results from a range of studies designed to examine the lack of sleep effects. Take a look and decide for yourself whether or not spending a few more hours in bed each day would be time well spent.

Lack of Sleep Effects