Attention Insomniacs! Think of it this way… The benefits of not being able to sleep are: NOTHING!
Sleep is the cornerstone of sanity. When we lack it, we suck… And without it, we die.
So gifts do a lack of sleep give you?
Healthline highlights some pretty scary stuff:
“Your central nervous system is the information highway of your body. Sleep is necessary to keep it functioning properly, but chronic insomnia can disrupt how your body usually sends information.
During sleep, pathways form between nerve cells (neurons) in your brain that help you remember new information you’ve learned. Sleep deprivation leaves your brain exhausted, so it can’t perform its duties as well. You may also find it more difficult to concentrate or learn new things. The signals your body sends may also come at a delay, decreasing your coordination skills and increasing your risks for accidents.
Sleep deprivation also negatively affects your mental abilities and emotional state. You may feel more impatient or prone to mood swings. It can also compromise decision-making processes and creativity.
If sleep deprivation continues long enough, you could start having hallucinations—seeing or hearing things that aren’t there. A lack of sleep can also trigger mania in people who have manic depression.
You may also end up experiencing microsleep in the day. During these episodes, you’ll fall asleep for a few seconds or minutes without realizing it. Microsleep is out of your control and can be extremely dangerous if you’re driving. It can also make you more prone to injury due to trips and falls.”
But, as with any other sucky things, it’s always best to laugh at it. Because laughter is the quickest and easiest way to gain power over something.
So, have a laugh, and laugh a little more. And we hope you sleep like a log tonight!