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Sleep deprivation takes a sharp toll on the human brain and body, impairing cognition, motor ability, and mood. Willpower, memory, judgement, and attention all suffer. You drop and bump into things, crave sugar, overeat, and gain weight. You're more irritable, more anxious, overly negative, and more emotionally reactive.
Dr Guy Meadows is a specialist in chronic insomnia and clinical director of The Sleep School, London Dr Guy Meadows is a specialist in chronic insomnia and clinical director of The Sleep School, London Derk-Jan Dijk is professor of sleep and physiology at Surrey's Sleep Research Centre Gillian Twigg is principal clinical scientist at the sleep centre at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Dr Guy Leschziner is a consultant neurologist at the sleep disorder centre, Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals, London Guy Meadows A lot of the symptoms associated with a hangover are a product of sleep deprivation.
People who sleepwalk usually are advised to keep their room safe by locking windows and doors, and to maintain what’s called good sleep hygiene: keep to a regular sleep routine, turn mobile phones off, avoid stimulants, and so on. Sleepwalking can often occur as a result of poor or disrupted sleep.