What are the effects of insufficient sleep?

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  • Effects on health include: increases in depressed mood, anxiety, suicidal ideation, weight gain, obesity, substance use and abuse as well as decreased emotional regulation
  • Effects on safety include: increases in motor vehicle accidents, athletic injuries, risk-taking behaviors and physical fights/bullying
  • Effects on performance include: decreased concentration, problem-solving ability and academic performance, along with poorer cognitive efficiency and memory