Think Twice Before Saying “I Can Sleep When I Die”
You know you’ve been looking for an excuse to sleep more. You look hard for one when your friends are egging you on to go to the new 11 pm happy hour in your neighborhood, or when that one inexplicably perky friend tries to convince you that her 6 am Pilates class is, “So fun!” Oh, and when your mom wants to fly into town at 7 am in the morning. You want to tell these people, “I really need my sleep.” You do tell them, in fact. But they come back with, “Eh. You’re young. You’re healthy. You sleep enough” or “You can sleep when you’re dead.” Some just call you a big baby. But you know what? They’re wrong. Well, the ones who said you can sleep when you’re dead weren’t wrong, but sleep deprivation could be the reason you’re dead! Here are 15 scary consequences of sleep deprivation.