Sleep Deprivation Has Effects On How We Handle Our Emotions
It Increases Our Sense Of Danger And Makes Us Avoid Taking Risks
Sometimes our daily jobs and responsibilities require working through the night (pulling an “all-nighter”) which results in sleep deprivation. While some might think that this is part of the job requirements, the truth is that it causes serious damage to the body and the brain. Among its side effects are negative emotions, heightened anxiety and being unable to differentiate threatening situations. Researchers found that sleep deprivation affected the amygdala, which increases negatives stimulus, generating an also escalates the fear response. In other words, sleep deprivation forces us to avoid potential losses and also avoid taking risks because it heightens the sense of fear. More info click here.