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What if one day you woke up, and decided you were never going back to sleep again!? The fine folks over at AsapSCIENCE let us know what would happen if we made this extreme lifestyle choice. At first, it seems as if a lack of sleep can actually benefit you by releasing dopamine and stimulating your mood, sex drive and energy. But as the video continues we soon learn that these effects are short-lived, and they quickly transition to more negative short-term conditions. Sleep is a fascinating thing to study, and AsapSCIENCE gives us a quick, engaging video that breaks it down for us.

AsapSCIENCE always does a good job of making this complex world around us seem a little easier to understand. A recent study showed that sleep deprivation may not lead to any serious health concerns. This is good news for me, since I often feel wired at night and stay up lateĀ and get up early. After all, Nas once said “sleep is the cousin of death.” After watching this video you can decide for yourself what the value of sleep truly is. The 3-minute video will leave you thinking about those countless hours you spend lying still in your bed, and let you know what would happen if you actually decided to stop sleeping. It might even make you think twice about all those all-nighters.

How many hours a night do you sleep?