What happens if you don’t sleep? Surely, most of us as teens or college students have asked the question, “How long can you stay awake?” at sleepovers or during all-nighters. And we may have tested our body’s own limits in order to find out. But perhaps we should have been asking a different question:
What happens when you don’t sleep, as far as the effects on your body, organs, and systems? We’ve created a sleep deprivation timeline — based on scientific studies and personal accounts of sleeplessness record-holders including Randy Gardner — showing what typically happens to one’s body after hours, days, and even weeks of no sleep. Spoiler alert: Going without sleep can be pretty alarming!
infographic by: www.mattressclarity.com