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What are the effects of lack of sleep?

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Getting too little sleep may cause:

  • Memory problems
  • Depression
  • A weakening of your immune system, increasing your chance of becoming sick
  • Increase in perception of pain

From: Are You Getting Enough Sleep? WebMD Medical Reference

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MedicineNet.com. 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

The National Sleep Foundation.

Hirshkowitz, M., March 2015. Sleep Health,

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 02, 2018

SOURCES: 

MedicineNet.com. 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

The National Sleep Foundation.

Hirshkowitz, M., March 2015. Sleep Health,

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 02, 2018

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