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Everyone has taken a night, not slept or barely closed an eye for other reasons. Again, others complain that they have slept very badly, less than a few hours, sometimes even. And most people experience negative effects of too little or no sleep after one night. Difficulty, for example. However, this phenomenon is by no means the worst, nor serious, due to sleep deprivation. What people often do not realize is not sleep dead, and it’s not even very long!
The American Randy Gardner did not want to believe that one needed sleep. He therefore performed a self-experiment and stayed awake for eleven days and 24 minutes without the use of drugs, drugs or other stimulants. Eventually he had to give up, he suffered from paranoia, hallucinations and a whole host of other medical phenomena.
Not convinced of the need for sleep? For example, remember that sleep abstinence is used as a torture mechanism and as interrogation technique by, for example, the Russian secret service. Laboratory research has shown that when lab animals are forced to wake up, they eventually die from sleep deprivation. For ethical reasons, this study has not been conducted on humans (but with animals most people have less compassion, unfortunately).
TOP 10 NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF SLEEP FAILURE OR SLEEP DISORDER
Still not convinced? Then we suggest that you take the list below. This is waiting for people who are experiencing chronic sleep deprivation (but not, people who sleep a night or four “bad”!).
10. Car accidents
No sleep failure does not immediately lead to crashing your car, certainly not when the sleep-impaired person does not drive. But what is the case is that insufficient sleep can build up and can arise at times when you can afford the least. For example, when your car is driving, over the highway.
Research has shown that motorists who have a lack of sleep do not have a good perception of the risk they take, but in fact it is more dangerous to drive with sleep loss than when you are drunk! The difference is him in the sensation; People who are drunk know (at least until they are too drunk) that they are under influence. A person with a lack of sleep does not need to notice anything until it’s too late and hanging in the vanguards.
9. Inefficient brain
Do you sleep less because you need more time to do certain things? Then you can cheat on it. Sleep deficiency makes our brain much less efficient. In other words, taking a nap regularly helps your brains to stay effective and efficient. Just like a computer, which has to shut down occasionally, we also have to give our brains occasionally sleep time.
Studies show that people with sleep failure pump a huge amount of blood to their prefrontal cortex (forehead brain used for conscious thinking and behavior). That’s a reason, your brains work as an occupant to overcome the effects of sleep deprivation. And all that energy is not stopped in other things, just waking up your awareness. Lost energy, and that while you thought you’d won a few hours by not sleeping!
8. Short-term memory to sharks
Your active work memory, with a time span of only a few seconds to a maximum of a few minutes, needs sleep. Without this memory you can not even remember a few songs, let alone learn a phone number. Observations are not directly in long-term memory, but always go through your short term.
If you have a lack of sleep, your short work memory is often affected as one of the first. It starts off mildly, you are confused and have trouble remembering songs, but it can be completely out of order.Randy Gardner, our self-experimenter of the intro, was asked on the eleventh day of his experiment, which numbers are given when repeatedly subtracting 7 of 100. He stopped at 65, he had no idea what he was doing in peace. We are asking ourselves the same …
7. Long-term memory, too!
No short-term memory, but at least you have memories of before your sleep-whole abstinence. Yet?No, you see the mood hanging. Your long-term memory will eventually go to sharks. Needless to say, our brain needs sleep to integrate, fix, and process. If we do not get that sleep then this will not happen. You may forget to learn something if you have a good sleep gap. Certainly not when it comes to skills, forget about it.
6. Note zero comma nothing
Do not underestimate a normal person. The wise man is very good at watching and being alert in his or her environment. We can sense, feel, or hear the smallest movements when we use it. A proper sleep deprivation, however, ruins all those ‘super’ forces.
Sleep deprivation causes us to become more deaf, dumb and blind for matters happening around us.Not literally, of course, you still see (later more about what you see exactly), but you almost do not get it anymore. You are literally unable to focus or focus your attention. You can only react to emergency signals instinctively, and even you’ll do it bad and slow. Hence, people with a sleep disorder often feel distant and distracted from reality around them.
5. Plans can forget you
After about 36 hours of sleep, your ability to plan and coordinate your time and actions total of track.Tests have shown that an important part of your brain, that part that takes care of planning start and stop activities, simply stops working, after a few days of sleep deprivation. Hence, people with sleep deprivation can easily stay in a behavioral circle, and always repeat the same action, or just keep walking in a cloud of doubt, rather than making decisions.
For example, what rice you want to buy in the supermarket. Most of us do not do that for so long. Some people may even inform themselves of the caloric content, or looking for the sustainability logo, but a sleep-restricted individual may need minutes to decide to buy rice. And you can imagine that a store trip will take a long time, if you need at least 10 minutes for each product selection!
4. Habits prevail
Exactly, if you are no longer able to make decisions, you fall back on your habits. These are built into your automatic thinking pattern, so you need less intervention from your prefrontal cortex (see number 9). So your habits are the only thing you hold.
It can of course be a good idea if your habits are generally positive, but in most cases this is not the case. For example, people with sleep insufficiency eat significantly more fast food, fall back on old habits (smoking) and generally are less able to think about the effects of these actions.
In addition, studies have investigated whether sleep loss affects your own sense of risk, and yes, there is a connection. People with insufficient sleep are less able to estimate risk well. In other words, your sense of risk is reduced. One of the reasons you think you can drive a car, do not sleep after two nights.
This has been investigated by card players who go to late in the night and get insufficient sleep. These players soon seem to be stuck in a single strategic plan-the-campaign, and can no longer adjust their game, how Lot also turns or returns. When you usually threw the towel in the ring, you just continue to bet and raise. Not smart…
2. Dying brain cells
All of the above things are worrying in a common sense, but if you stay safe in your own room, you surround yourself with just healthy food, lack of risky business, and enough material to keep yourself alive? Then you’re not there yet.
In mice, it has been observed, among other things, that after a long period of not sleeping, approximately 25% of the brain cells give birth. They die down. Other studies showed that lack of sleep reduced the integrity of the white part of your brain. It will not be deadly, but it’s the least!
Finally, if you think you had everything, you still have mania. Mania is more or less a collective name here for many symptoms, such as psychosis, paranoia, hallucination, aggression and so on. In other words, you are mentally distracted.
Lastly, good news: most of the above effects disappear immediately when you resume sleep (unless you drive yourself in a car of course …). Our Randy, for example, slept after his eleven-day record attempt (you can find him in the Guinness Book of Records, by the way) about 14 hours the first night and 10 o’clock the next night. After that he was completely restored. Of course, scientists do not guarantee that this will always be the case. If you hurt your brain, who knows how much is still intact after sleep recovery. The conclusion must therefore be true, although the cliché is: “do not try this at home!”
TOP 10 NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF SLEEP FAILURE OR SLEEP DISORDER