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“The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.”
Lack of healthy NREM and REM sleep can have disastrous consequences. One of them is connected to drowsy driving. Drowsy driving is different from drunk driving because while drowsy driving you experience a lack of control over your body and the absence of proper, life-saving reactions. Falling asleep at the wheel, although it does not happen very often, is almost definitely a factor in lost lives and damage. However, the microsleep, “a momentary lapse in concentration,” happens very often and almost certainly has grave consequences.
Lack of sleep interferes with a person’s mood and often causes a person to experience inexplicable rage. “Insufficient sleep has also been linked to aggression, bullying, and behavioral problems in children across a range of ages.” This correlation between lack of sleep and aggression has been witnessed and documented in prisons.
Inadequate sleep is also associated with relapses in patients with a history of drug abuse.
The onset of different types of dementia is strongly connected to insufficient sleep. Memories which are formed during hours where a person does not experience quality sleep are weak memories that tend to be lost.
Actions to take
Sleep well to improve your safety and the safety of others.