Why You Can’t Pay off a Sleep Debt You’ve Accumulated Over the Week

Why You Can’t Pay off a Sleep Debt You’ve Accumulated Over the Week

If you get little sleep and then attempt to make up for it later by sleeping longer, you are damaging your brain. A study was conducted which showed that animals who lose sleep do not attempt to sleep longer when they have the chance. Genes can influence sleep patterns, but it is never a good idea to try and cheat the system since each individual is different.

Key Takeaways:

  • No matter how hard you try you can’t gain back lost sleep and energy, no matter how late you try to sleep on the weekends.
  • Research has shown that sleep deprivation has a big impact on verbal learning and cognitive understanding.
  • As you erase sleep debt, your body will come to rest at a sleep pattern that is specifically right for you.

“The more tired you are, the harder it is to accomplish even the smallest task.”

http://www.lifehack.org/635976/when-youre-sleep-deprived-you-can-never-repay-your-lost-sleep?ref=rss

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