When people get busy with work and life obligations, one of the first things that usually suffers the most is someone’s sleep schedule. Studies have shown that adults need 9 hours of sleep, but very few people actually get that much shut-eye. These are 30 things that can happen to you if you are suffering from sleep deprivation.
40. Increase Your Risk of Cancer
According to the National Cancer Institute, night shift hospital workers had an increased risk of cancer compared to people with a traditional 9-5 schedule. According to the study, “Exposure to light at night suppresses the physiologic production of melatonin, a hormone that has antiproliferative effects on intestinal cancers.” It also increases the potential for women to get breast cancer.