This Graphic Explains How Lack Of Sleep Can Negatively Affect Your Brain

You know that it's bad to not get enough sleep, but do you know how bad? This infographic explains all the terrible side effects -- like anger, cravings, and taking unnecessary risks -- that can come from getting too little sleep every night.

Using information from the Journal of Neuroscience, the CDC, and the UC Berkeley Walker Sleep Lab, this graphic from the science news blog Mic paints a pretty clear picture of why getting more sleep is a good thing. Negative side effects include lost or false memories, impaired wit, and even hallucinations if things get too bad. So before you consider staying up late to crank out some last minute work, think about getting some decent shut eye instead.

This Graphic Explains How Lack of Sleep Can Negatively Affect Your Brain

What Happens When Your Brain Doesn't Sleep? [Science.Mic]


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    Ha, Cronut Binges. Those things are delicious.

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