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According to a new study, Sleep Deprivation is the same as being Drunk

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7

UnderstandingNarcolepsy

How much are you sleeping?

Do you feel like you’re staggering like someone who’s had a couple adult beverages first thing in the morning?

Well if so – you aren’t alone. Sleep disorders have been linked to disease, depression, and various other health risks, now a new study has found, your body may also think it’s buzzed:

“One standout finding is that a lack of sleep affects the body the same way drinking alcohol does. Research found that after 17 hours without sleep, our alertness is similar to the effects of a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05%, which according to U.S. law is considered “impaired” on the legally drunk scale. After 24 hours without sleeping, the body is in the same state it’d be in at a BAC of 0.1%–well beyond the 0.08% BAC that identifies someone as legally drunk.”

So, it turns out your cubical buddy may not have been on the sauce last night, they just need more rest!

(Full story HERE!)

-Matt

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