Short term effects of not getting enough sleep decreases daytime alertness. A study indicates that a loss of one and a half hours of sleep results in 32% reduction in daytime alertness.
Effects of not getting enough sleep influences your ability to concentrate and focus attention. It deprives you to think coherently. Logical thinking ability is lost. Sentence construction becomes difficult and memory loss sets in. Your memory is impaired along with your ability to think and process information. This could increase serious risk of occupational injury.
The long terms effects of not getting enough sleep increases your mortality risk, relationship problems with your bed partners. Increased obesity and related complications.
The other effects of not getting enough sleep is exposing people to increased risk of Colon Cancer, Breast Cancer, Heart Disease and Diabetes.
A physiologic study of sleep deficit, suggests that the body is put into high alert. This action increases the production of various hormones including those that increase the stress, blood pressure. They could lead to heart attack and strokes. These individuals have substances that are more than normal in the blood and it also indicates a heightened state of inflammation in the body.
A significant observation is drawn to the fact that heart attacks occur in the early morning hours. This is because sleep influences the functioning of the lining inside blood vessels. There is a theory that proposes that exposure to light during the nights reduces the production of melatonin and that increases cancer risk.
Studies also show that sleep-deprived people find it difficult to regulate blood sugar, increasing their risk for diabetes.
There is a statistical data available that says "Drowsy driving" causes 100,000 automobile accidents resulting in 71,000 injuries and 1550 fatalities in one year alone in the Unites States of America.
Being a bed partner of a snorer you are likely to be affected with the effects of not getting enough sleep.