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Health Tip: When You're Sleep-Deprived

Health Tip: When You're Sleep-Deprived

Brain and emotional health may suffer

(HealthDay News) -- Sleep is essential for the well-being of your entire body, including brain and emotional health.

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute mentions these potential side effects of sleep deprivation:

  • Difficulty making decisions.
  • Difficulty with problem-solving.
  • Difficulty adapting to significant change.
  • Difficulty controlling emotions and behavior.
  • Increased risk of depression, suicide or engaging in risky behavior.