Being sleep deprived for a long period of time can adversely impact your health and overall well-being. Your cognitive abilities will degrade, your attention span will deteriorate, and your memory, as well as judgments, will be negatively impacted. The ability of your body to regulate accumulated energy will be altered, your metabolic system is damaged, and you will find losing weight to be more difficult as your body runs on less energy. Sleep deprivation can likewise encourage the influx of certain hormones that are highly associated with stress. The body also becomes prone to medical conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and weakens your immune system making you prone to sickness.