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This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Don’t Sleep

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This article originally appeared and was published on AOL.com

Whether it was because you were studying for a test or binge-watching a show on Netflix, we’ve all pulled all-nighters.

Yet, not sleeping can be very damaging to your health.

One study found that for every 24 hours you don’t sleep, your energy and performance decreases by 25 percent.

That’s because even though your body is awake, parts of your brain shut down and take their own nap.

Not getting enough sleep is the equivalent of being drunk. One researcher found only getting five hours of sleep a night or pulling an all-nighter is the same as drinking four or more drinks.

You’re also more likely to get sick. One study found that people who don’t get enough sleep at night are four times more likely to catch a cold.

And while one night of sleep is bad for your health, sometimes it happens. Things get steadily worse the longer you go without giving your body and mind a rest.

After four days of not sleeping, you might begin to hallucinate and become paranoid that someone is after you. Memory function begins to decrease and you start having trouble concentrating.

So even if that last episode on Netflix is calling your name, turn it off and get a good night’s rest.

Your body and mind will thank you.

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