An estimated 45% of the global population suffers from some sort of sleeping problem. This often includes insomnia, sleep deprivation, obstructive sleep apnea, and so on. The instant effects of cutting back on sleep are apparent. One is sluggish, unfocused, tired, groggy, and dying to go to bed. A good night’s sleep will fix the problem, but it is a red sign when there are continued sleepless nights.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, an average adult requires at least 7 – 9 hours of sleep every night. However, individuals who get very little sleep: about 4 – 6 hours per night or even less are at a high risk of health problems. In fact, the effects are serious enough to modify your genes.
One or two sleepless nights won’t be that big deal but a week can certainly turn deadly. After 7 consecutive nights of less or probably no sleep, researchers have reported that a human can undergo 700+ genetic changes, which in turn causes obesity and heart problems.
Ever wondered what could happen if one fails to sleep for a week or more? Scroll through these pictures and learn the 8 frightening stages or phases a person goes through if he or she is without sleep for eight days. While these stages are sobering, fortunately, one’s sleep is in his or her control. This article is solely to make you aware of the effects of not sleeping. It is not to encourage anyone from trying it.
Surprising Effects Of Lack Of Sleep
Nights Of No Sleep – Day 1
Nights Of No Sleep – Day 2
Nights Of No Sleep – Day 3
Nights Of No Sleep – Day 4
Nights Of No Sleep – Day 5
Nights Of No Sleep – Day 6
Nights Of No Sleep – Day 7
Nights Of No Sleep – Day 8