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Being Short on Sleep Is A Disaster Waiting to Happen

Sleep Deprived

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By Dr. Mercola

Lack of sleep can make you irritable, foggy-headed, and moody, but it’s also a veritable disaster waiting to happen. For starters, the neural processes that control alertness and sleep produce an increased tendency toward sleep – along with a diminished capacity to function – during some late-night hours (namely from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.).


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