The Scary Things That Happen to Your Brain When You Don’t Sleep

Losing precious memories. Seeing things that aren’t there. Standing in awkward silence at a party. What do these three scary things have in common? They can easily happen to you when you don’t get enough sleep.

How’s that for a waking nightmare?

Sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on our physical, emotional and mental health. But what types of effects does it really have on our brains? General Electric and .Mic got together to create a stunning infographic that illustrates the detrimental effects on our brains caused by a lack of sleep.