27 horrible things that happen if you don't get enough sleep


Sleep deprivation is no joke.

Many people might think they can get by with a short amount of sleep during the week — maybe making up for it on the weekend — but those people might be surprised by just how serious a problem sleep loss really is.

Even though the NIH recommends that adults get seven to nine hours of shuteye a night, many of us get far less. Teens and younger kids need even more sleep.

Up to 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder, according to officials at the CDC, who suggest that the current status of how much we sleep is bad enough be a public health problem.

Here are 27 unfortunate risks of partial and total sleep deprivation, some more common than others.

This is an updated version of a post originally by Lauren Friedman.

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