Can lack of sleep kill you?

Our new Y! News 60 Minutes segment is on research that shows that losing even a little bit of sleep can lead to overeating, fat gain, risks of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure – and worst of all for some, a decreased sex drive.

It’s fascinating how drastically our bodies suffer even from a little loss of sleep. It’s also interesting that many of the world’s worst accidents – including nuclear disasters – can be traced back to inadequate sleep.

We polled our readers, asking them how much do they sleep? Only 12% said they slept 8 hours or more, although most people likely need that much to get proper rest. So, how much is it costing you when you lose just a few hours of sleep? The science of sleep may surprise you.

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