Is your lack of sleep messing with your memory? Mattress Online have created the ultimate test. With the recommended 7-9 hours sleep a night being nothing but a distant memory for most of us, is our lack of sleep really effecting how we perform in everyday tasks?
Sleep loss can impact your handling of day-to-day challenges both at home and in the workplace. Over time, this can lead to more long-lasting health issues, whilst the memory lossthat many take as part and parcel of getting older is now being linked to lack of sleep over a number of years.
Research has shown that not getting enough nightly rest can have the same effect on the body as a blood alcohol level of .08. This is the point at which you’re classed as legally intoxicated. Some of the negative effects lack of sleep can have on your body are:
– Difficulty concentrating leading to imparted performance
– Health problems including diabetes and high blood pressure
– Increased risk of causing accidents or injury to yourself
Try the quiz for yourself here and see how your reaction times fair: https://www.mattressonline.co.uk/quiz/tired-and-tested-sleep-games/index.html
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