Sleep Deprivation Increases Errors in Completing Tasks

You know having a restless night of sleep can make you feel off the next day, but it’s actually a lot worse than that. Michigan State University researchers found that sleep deprivation doubles the odds of making “place keeping” errors and triples the number of lapses in attention.

 

Lead researcher Kimberly Fenn adds, “Sleep-deprived individuals need to exercise caution in absolutely everything that they do, and simply can’t trust that they won’t make costly errors.

 

Oftentimes – like when behind the wheel of a car – these errors can have tragic consequences.”

 

(UPI)