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Sleep deprivation affects how we interpret emotional cues

yawning boyby Dennis Rosen, MD – Associate Medical Director of Children’s Sleep Laboratory

A lot of research has been done about how not getting enough sleep affect someone’s ability to function. Whether this is shown in how someone performs on tests measuring cognitive abilities, behavior or even behind the wheel of a driving simulator (and responding worse than some whose blood alcohol levels exceed the legal limit), the results all support the premise that getting enough sleep is crucial if someone wants to achieve their full potential.

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