ELLE’s Tough-Love Guide to Sleep Deprivation

Monday’s tomorrow. Le sigh. Which means, newsflash: you should probably get some sleep.

No? A few more things to check off that to-do list? Well, according to this infographic from ELLE, your beauty, health – and yes, even potentially your sanity – are at stake here.

When you get less than seven hours of sleep, you risk slowing down your metabolism (and the resulting weight gain), decreased short-term memory, and, in the long term, cardiovascular disease. With every hour less than the minimum that you get, your risk increases.

So how about you turn off that iPad® for now, warm up some milk, and cozy into bed with a really bad book, okay?

See the full infographic on ELLE.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor

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November 10, 2013