Why Sleep Deprivation Is Bad For You

We all know how critical a good night sleep is to proper health and well being, However, we don’t always appreciate how dangerous it is when we are severely sleep deprived.

When you don’t get enough sleep you increase your risk for certain cancers, diabetes, and even car accidents. Not getting enough sleep can also lower your sex drive, decrease your immune system, cause cognition issues, and weight gain.

If you find yourself part of this no-sleep category, you’re not the only one. Approximately one in three adult Americans isn’t getting enough sleep, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

Here are the details of what happens to your body when you don’t log enough hours under the covers.