Many people don’t get enough sleep. We work hard, we play hard, and if we can function on six or seven hours of sleep each night, then we assume that’s enough. Even if you can technically function, going without enough sleep is actually doing both short- and long-term harm to your health.
Consistent lack of sleep causes significant changes in your brain and body, and it increases your risk of a number of serious health issues. We’re going to cover the top 10 side effects of not getting enough sleep.
1) Your reaction time slows down.
This one is the most immediate side effects. When you are sleep-deprived, your reaction time slows down, meaning you are ill-equipped for activities that require concentration and focus. This includes riding a motorcycle, driving, or operating power drills.