Despite the mood swings, grogginess, and lack of focus associated with chronic sleep loss, several scary conditions can result from long-term sleep loss and sleep deprivation. According to a bevy of health experts—from the University of Chicago Medical Center to research published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics—here are eight very dangerous and potentially fatal condition that can result from too little shut-eye…
1. High Blood Pressure
You might be woken up, heart pounding, from a terrifying nightmare. However, according to findings from a sleep medicine study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, those missed zzzzzz’s can leave you prone to a 20-percent higher risk of developing high blood pressure.
On top of that several epidemiological studies reported in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), linked one night of acute sleep loss (3.6 hours sleep) with spiked blood pressure in healthy young men.