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What progressive sleep deprivation does to your body

This video is meant to expand your general knowledge about living a healthy life and is NOT a substitute for seeking medical advice. Please consult with your doctor before making changes in your health practices, diet and self-care.

In this video, chiropractor Dr. Eric Berg, addresses a chronic, modern-day problem – sleep deprivation – and takes us through the impact it has on our body, framed over a 72-hour period.

Health effects after 24 hours without sleep:

  • Drowsiness
  • Irritability
  • Impaired judgment
  • Decreased memory
  • Increased muscle tension
  • Increased risk of accidents

Health effects after 36 hours without sleep:

  • Increased cortisol
  • Increased insulin
  • Decreased growth hormone
  • Increased appetite
  • Decreased metabolism
  • Moodiness
  • Increased stress
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Poor reasoning
  • Decreased motivation
  • Health effects after 48 hours without sleep:
  • 30-second microsleep (confusion, disorientation)
  • Lowered immune system
  • Decreased natural killer cells

Health effects after 72 hours without sleep:

  • Profound inability to think
  • Can’t pay attention
  • Can’t remember details
  • Can’t finish projects
  • Dispersed
  • Very irritated
  • Illusions
  • Altered perceptions

View the original video here.

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