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3 Shocking Effects of Sleep Deprivation You Never Knew

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With a BS in Marketing from DePaul University, an MA in Hospitality Design from Harrington College of Design, and 12 years as a qualitative market researcher, QuianaRose founded Design A Rose Interiors in 2019 in Chicago, IL.

Design A Rose creates tranquil luxe interiors for introverts, empaths and the highly sensitive based on their unique sense of PEACE. Services include full service and online options for Residential homes, Boutique Hotels, and Fast-Casual Restaurants.

Let's talk about why I am obsessed with you getting some sleep.

Well, my fancy reason is that I personally believe my empathy and sensory-focused design perspective will revolutionize how we value and support emotional wellness, mental & physical health, and personal productivity.

But here are 3 sleep deprivation effects I’m not sure if you are aware of.

A lack of sleep will cause you to gain weight.

Your body needs fuel. Since it didn't get enough rest yesterday, it will request that you consume more food as an energy source today.

You will.

Because this is more than you would typically consume, and your body's a bit too tired to process it all as it should, you gain weight. This weight is making ALL movement harder, starting to throw off normal organ functions, and putting weight on your chest and throat when you next try to sleep.

Now that you are exhausted, getting sick, and breathing a bit less in your sleep, you're not getting restful sleep.

So when you wake, you're body is like, "Hey, maybe we should eat a bit more to keep up our energy."


YUP, just a big 'ole butterfly circle effect.

Friends don’t let friends drive drowsy.

Sleep deprivation is deadly. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research has estimated that 16–21% of all fatal crashes involve a drowsy driver: Not a drunk driver, a drowsy driver. That means 1 in 5 of all deadly car accidents involve a fatigued or sleep-deprived driver. Alcohol impairment is estimated to be a factor in 30% of fatal auto accidents. Those are too close for comfort.

The CDC and other health organizations recommend that adults get 7-9 hours of sleep. Getting between 6 and 7 hours of sleep doubles your risk of being involved in a crash, while getting less than 5 hours of sleep doubles it again. You, personally, are 15x more likely to cause a car accident if you have had less than 4 hours of sleep.

Many people just overlook the impact of driving while lacking sleep or feeling tired. Surprisingly, the Sleep Foundation reveals that approximately 20% of individuals have experienced falling asleep while operating a vehicle. In 2017, drivers who were sleep-deprived contributed to a staggering 91,000 motor vehicle accidents.

This isn’t fear-mongering. This is someone joyfully taking their children to a practice while a bit sleepy.

"Go to bed. It’ll be there tomorrow."

this or that question image for Which is more important, making good money or getting good sleep 3 Shocking Effects of Sleep Deprivation You Never Knew

You might truly go out of your mind.

If you have any sort of mental health issues like ADHD, bipolar disorder, or perhaps schizophrenia, sleep deprivation is your enemy. A lack of sleep is exacerbating every symptom you have.

Even one night’s loss of sleep can cause microsleeps, delirium, or hallucinations in individuals without any diagnosed mental health conditions. Microsleeps are not just that Freddy Krueger nod-off, but you can fall asleep for 30 seconds with your eyes wide open and not be aware of it. But get this, you are blind and no longer processing any information for those 30 seconds. Maybe it is cool that you just went through a time warp or something, but this is slowing you down.

A study conducted by economics professor John H. Pencavel at Stanford University revealed that individuals who work up to 70 hours per week achieve the same level of productivity as those who work 55 hours per week.

Go to bed. It’ll be there tomorrow.

Did you know that I help my clients get better sleep with interior design?

1. Do you want to know what parts of your home are unknowingly disturbing your sleep?

2. If I offered you solutions outside of warm milk shenanigans, would you implement them?

3. If you could cultivate better sleep through your interior design, would you do it?

Join me

Thursday, June 29, 2023, from 6:00–7:30 PM CST

PEACEful Sleep Through Interior Design A Rosebuds-only, live mini course on how to design your space for real sleep. Hosted by me, QuianaRose of Design A Rose Interiors.

I've had sleep issues since childhood, and I want to share the decades of research and sleep therapy I've accumulated with you. That includes how I use interior design to nurture better sleep.

Tap the button below and learn more about PEACEFUL SLEEP THROUGH INTERIOR DESIGN: Design Your Way to Real Sleep.


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