A new study says that missing just 16 minutes of the amount of sleep you’re used to getting can cause a spike in stress levels.
Additionally, it can cause a lack of focus and lapses in judgement.
The study also says that going to bed 16 minutes later than usual — or waking up 19 minutes earlier — affects you more than previously thought.
As it is, a third of all Americans don’t get the recommended amount of Zs.
According to government statistics, lack of sleep puts us all at risk for obesity and heart disease.
The study was conducted at the University of South Florida.