Deprivation of sleep is an epidemic which has emerge across the world. Particularly in the 21st century, when technology has taken over our days and gadgets such as mobile phones have become our best friends, we waste more time with Facebook and Snapchat daily than we do with our actual friends. Mobile phones are embedded in our lives so deep that on an average every human being with a mobile device receives a notification every third minute, all across the day.
I have been an entrepreneur for 7 years now, ever since I was still in the first year of my college. Pulling all-nighters is kind of a habit by now. In my life, something or the other breaks down every single day and I am fire-fighting in almost any given moment in life. Sometimes, I can not sleep because there is so much work to do, sometimes due to excessive pressure and too much excitement remains the reason on the rest of the days.
None of this can be an excuse for not sleeping well. There are multiple reasons why you can not be sleep deprived and need to put sleep on your ‘priority task’ list. American Academy for Sleep Medicine says that one in every three adults is suffering from lack of sleep today.
I must be one of them. Are you? Let’s find out.
Within 48 hours, your body is under lack of Oxygen.
As oxygen level reduces in your body, your athletic abilities start to slow down and you tend to feel slower than usual. Within 72 hours, the body starts to feel agitated, concentration hits a new low and you become accident prone in case you are driving.
There is a lot more that happens if you lose sleep on regular basis. I have tried to compile some of them for you here: