Found: What would happen if you stopped sleeping indefinitely?

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Sleep. We spend a third of our lives asleep but did you know that scientists still really have no idea why? Studies have shown that adults that sleep between six to eight hours per night typically live longer. Yet at the same time, excessive sleep has been linked to cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Coders, designers, and many other jobs related to IT or startup life are associated with sleepless nights when involved in a groundbreaking project.

So what happens on the opposite end of the spectrum – sleep deprivation? That very topic is explored in this AsapSCIENCE clip from YouTube. Turns out, short-term effects can actually be rather positive while long-term effects might not be what you would have guessed.

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