This infographic from Brain.Mic shows why six to eight hours of sleep per night is essential for overall health. Though researchers have yet to uncover the specific reason humans need adequate sleep, we do know what happens to our bodies when we don’t get enough of it – and it’s not pretty. Take a look at the infographic below to uncover the toll that sleep deprivation takes on the brain.
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All images by: Liran Okanon and Tri Vo