Linda says that you are impaired when you are sleep deprived. Your reaction time dramatically decreases and it could be dangerous when operating a vehicle. CDC contributes 5,000-6,000 car crashes to drowsy drivers.
The average adult should get between 7-9 hours of sleep each night so that the body can rest, heal, and store energy. Our bodies pay the price when we are sleep deprived with poor judgement, slow reaction time, more emotional, memory is worse, and learning is harder. Long term sleep deprivation could cause serious issues such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, early Alzheimer’s, and even increase the risk of stroke.