Lack of Sleep Has Negative Health Effects, With Dr. Jacques Hebert, Montreal (Longueuil), Quebec, Canada
Today, we live in a "go, go, go" society and the lack of sleep that accompanies this lifestyle takes its toll in the long-run, says Dr. Jacques Hebert of the Centre Dentaire Fancelli in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada. People get tired and grumpy and children have poor performance in school. Eventually, lack of sleep can take 5-10 years off of your life, Dr. Hebert says, so sleep is very important.
When someone has sleep apnea, this condition is disturbing the little amount of sleep they are getting and this can be extremely detrimental, according to Dr. Hebert. People are tired all of the time, they don't want to exercise and become overweight, which just adds more stress onto the body.