Health Risks of Poor Sleep
Sleep deprivation can be caused by stress, depression, poor eating habits, or a condition such as sleep apnea.
Getting a bad night of sleep now and then is annoying, but not a health risk. However, chronic poor sleep may increase the likelihood of developing dementia, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and even cancers of the breast, colon, ovaries and prostate.
Poor sleep can also affect the ability to function while performing daily tasks like working or driving.