• Question: What happens if we don't sleep for a long period of time?

    Asked by hbegum12 to Judith, Gemma on 28 Jan 2019.
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      Judith Sleeman answered on 28 Jan 2019:

      Chronic sleep deprivation is grim. It can lead to all sorts of physical symptoms (aside from feeling sleepy) including digestive problems, aching joints, headaches. It can also result in cognitive problems, affecting the way your brain works: poor memory, anxiety, problems in making decisions. Sleep is so important: make sure you get plenty!