- We all know that feeling of mental tiredness, grumpiness and irritability that can come after a poor night's sleep. But did you know that not getting enough quality sleep can also affect:
- your power to concentrate
- your ability to make decisions
- your mood
- your speech
- your reactions
- and your attention span.?
The affects on the mind of not sleeping for a long period of time can be so severe that sleep deprivation has often been used as an interrogation method in times of war.
In most people's everyday life, the effects of lack of sleep on the mind might affect your work performance, your general concentration or your ability to complete tasks.
It's not just mental ability that can be affected by lack of sleep, your emotional state can be altered too.
People who suffer from sleep disorders, such as sleep apnoea (a potentially dangerous condition that stops sufferers breathing for a few seconds at a time during sleep) can suffer from clinical stress as a result.
For most of us though, the mood and concentration problems caused by lack of sleep can be solved by making small changes to our habits and lifestyle and getting more sleep!
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