What Happens When Your Brain Doesn’t Sleep

Sleep is vital to our health and well-being and might be a critical factor in determining your longevity. More specifically, it is crucial to our brain health. Sleep deprivation can lead to false or impaired memories, mood swings ( including rage and anger) and even hallucinations. We need between  six and eight hours per night for optimal function. Most of us are not meeting this criteria. The following infographic illustrates what happens to the brain when we get inadequate sleep.

The following  infographic published by Mic in cooperation with GE.