This Is Your Body Without Sleep (Infographic)

This Is Your Body Without Sleep (Infographic)

BY MINDBODYGREEN
APRIL 10, 2013 6:34 AM EDT

Virtually everyone has experienced the negative effects of a bad night’s sleep: grogginess, crankiness, lack of focus and a host of other nasty feelings that hover over your body and mind the entire day. Getting too little sleep just isn’t any fun.

It’s perhaps no surprise, then, that the long-term consequences of sleep deprivation can be fairly devastating to your overall health. The folks over at Health Central have compiled these effects, which range from the obvious (impaired cognition) to the surprising (higher risk of breast cancer), into a handy infographic that covers all the sleep deprivation bases. You can take a look below to see for yourself why it’s probably best that you turn in a bit earlier than usual tonight.

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