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Lack of sleep and sleep exhaustion is not healthy, but there is alarming new research emerging about the negative impact of sleep deprivation.
The Sleep and Learning Lab at Michigan State University conducted one of the largest sleep studies to date, and it showed that sleep deprivation affects us much more than prior theories thought.
"Our research showed that sleep deprivation doubles the odds of making 'placekeeping' errors and triples the number of lapses in attention, which is startling,” Associate Professor Kimberley Fenn stated.
'Placekeeping' is defined as the ability to complete a series of steps without losing one's place, so that means concentration, focus and cognitive ability.
"Sleep-deprived individuals need to exercise caution in absolutely everything that they do, and simply can't trust that they won't make costly errors. Often, like when behind the wheel of a car, these errors can have...