Consequences of Inadequate Sleep
Increased risk for Type 2 Diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke, and early death!
Compromised immunity, increasing the risk for illness and infection.
Decreased ability for the brain to adapt to input.
Too little sleep causes the brain to not be able to process what it’s learned and not be able to remember it in the future.
Impaired attention, alertness, concentration, reasoning, and problem solving.
It is harder for us to memorize information and learn in school when we have not gotten enough sleep!
Increased reaction/response time.
The brain reverts back to more primitive patterns of activity; it is unable to put emotional experiences into context and respond to them.
Increased symptoms of depression, anxiety, seizures, high blood pressure, and migraines.
Increased risk of unintentional injuries and accidents.
Decreased ability to self regulate emotions, mood, etc.
Increased risk for substance abuse and risky behavior (impaired judgement).