Pale skin, haggard countenance, bloodshot eyes, and an immune system that is increasingly becoming weak await people who don’t get enough sleep. Aside from an increased risk of contracting sicknesses, a petrifying infographic from the Huffington Post shows in great detail what sleep deprivation can do to you.

Studies highly recommend 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night. However, almost 40% of people in the U.S. get less than those mentioned hours. I was alarmed to find out the effects of losing sleep can take effect even in just after one night. Furthermore, a new study showed more scary results. One of them points out that sleeping for a week in sessions of less than 6 hours will cause negative changes to more than seven hundred genes. See the damages in your body brought about by losing sleep:

Original Source: This Horrifying Infographic Shows What Sleep Deprivation Can Do To You via Business Insider

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