New Information: Impact of Sleep on Decision Making

New Information: Impact of Sleep on Decision Making

The link below references a study that discusses decreased decision making capacity following a missed nights sleep. Some people may have experienced the feeling of staying up all night and then having a “kick” of energy the next morning. Apparently this study states that this boost in energy may actually lead to a decreased quality of decision making. This article once again highlights the importance of maintaining consistent sleep cycles. The impact discussed in this article may not be initially apparent to people. Many people who have experienced this phenomenon know that a crash is coming. The initial euphoria is short lived and this initial energy cannot last. Never underestimate the importance of quality sleep. Remember your mood is derived from your healthy body. A healthy body is a healthy mind – the two are not separate.

Psychcentral.com Missed Sleep Jolts Mood, Impairs Decision-Making