What Happens To Your Brain If You Don’t Sleep

What Happens To Your Brain If You Don’t Sleep

How much sleep did you get last night? Did you have a lack of sleep? It might be tempting to sacrifice some sleep so that you can do more homework, watch more Netflix or stay up with a friend, but did you know that not enough sleep can lead to some serious sleep deprivation effects?

Disclaimer: Please do not take this video as an attack on your character. This video was meant to be a self-improvement guide for those of you who have been feeling a little stuck.

We also made a video on the habits that may damage your brain: https://youtu.be/uL9OczDLvYs

Writer: Brian Cham
Script Editor: Caitlin McColl
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
VO: Amanda Silvera (www.youtube.com/amandasilvera)
Animator: OatsAndToast
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong

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