WHAT’S WORSE? SLEEP DE­PRI­VA­TION OR BE­ING DRUNK

Healthy Woman - - HEALTHY LIFE -

You prob­a­bly an­swered the lat­ter, right? How­ever, the Univer­sity of Ox­ford begs to dif­fer. One of their new find­ings shows that chronic lack of sleep af­fects the body the same way al­co­hol does. Go­ing 17 hours or more with­out good sleep shifts your alert­ness to that of a per­son with a blood al­co­hol con­cen­tra­tion of 0.05 per cent which in Al­coblow lan­guage means im­paired. Go for 24 hours with­out sleep and your body will be ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the same state as a legally drunk per­son.

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