March 10, 2016
A sleep study proves what we’ve all been warned about, but hoped wasn't so: Not getting a full eight hours of sleep every night can quickly add up to the full-on effects of sleep deprivation.
The findings: By Day 10 of the experiment, the group who slept six hours per night experienced the same negative declines in overall productivity levels as the group who didn't sleep at all for two days.
But here's the kicker: The six-hour sleepers didn't feel exceptionally sleep-deprived, although it showed up in their performance levels. We won't even go into what the four-hours-a-night group experienced in the span of the study, but it wasn't pretty.
So the moral of the
story study is get a full night's sleep or you likely will suffer.
Read the full study report here.