Until recently, the consequences of sleep deprivation weren’t really known—other than the obvious irritability that we, and everyone else around us, experience. What we’re learning now is that alienating those closest to us is the least of our concerns. Lack of sleep can affect brain function, dull memory, and impair judgement. It can make us gain weight and can age our skin. And, it can cause serious health problems.
That should wake us up, shouldn’t it?! But, now what?