The Dangers Of Insufficient Sleep

full-moon-1016592_960_720We all know the feeling of wanting to stay up at night. Maybe you are on a great date that you wish could go on forever. Or maybe you are on an internet binge of interesting videos. Whatever the reason, you don’t want to rush into bed. While understandable, there are actually dangers associated with not sleeping enough.

One of them is your awareness level. When you are tired, you are not as aware of your surroundings as you should be. This can obviously lead to accidents if you are driving or operating machinery. Even simple tasks like cooking or office work are subject to mistakes when you are tired.

Another problem is that of general health. Your body utilizes the time you are sleeping to regenerate itself and take care of certain processes. If you don’t sleep enough, your body cannot maintain these functions and you are worse for wear.

So ensure that you allow yourself time to get enough sleep each night.

But what if getting enough sleep is difficult due to your work schedule or some other problem? What do you do then? Well, that would depend on the problem.

For a medical situation like sleep apnea, there are solutions like a CPAP device (you can find one here: For insomnia, certain sedatives can really help. You should consult with your doctor should there be some physical problem keeping you from sleeping enough each night.

If your schedule is preventing you from sleeping enough, then I would strongly urge you to make the necessary changes so that you can get enough sleep. Your life literally depends on it.

So take care and make the proper arrangements to sleep enough. One night of poor or no sleep won’t kill you, but many nights like that literally can!