Why sleep deprivation turns us into angry, pissed monsters

Posted on August 4, 2015

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Sleep rejuvenates and replenishes not only your body but also your mind, particularly the conscious mind. During the day your conscious mind, the information processor, the data interpreter, is busy receiving and processing information from the environment. It shuts down its activities as soon as you sleep at night, rests and begins afresh the next morning.

Lack of sleep deprives your conscious mind of this precious rest period which is, on an average, 6-8 hours for us humans. By not sleeping or sleeping little, your conscious mind remains tired and this hampers its tasks the next day. Neurologically speaking, if you don’t get proper sleep your nervous system gets tired and the conscious thinking power of your brain is hampered.

It is important to point out here that all people are not equally affected by sleep deprivation. Night owls, for example, may be more productive at night. Genetics plays a role too. Some people can sleep for only 3-4 hours and suffer no consequences. Unless you’re among these rare individuals, sleep deprivation is a thing to avoid.

If for some reason you had to stay up late and couldn’t prevent sleep deprivation, a good recovery sleep on the following night will be sufficient to get over the effects of sleep deprivation. But what if you want to get over your dizzy feelings as soon as you can and don't want to wait for the next day?

A half-an-hour nap can be surprisingly effective in completely eliminating the effects of sleep deprivation and make you fresh in the mind all over again.

Click on the link below to read the full article. And hopefully you won't be as much as a walking zombie as before.

Category(s):Sleep Disorders

Source material from http://www.psychmechanics.com/

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