Effects on Cognitive Function
Being sleepy from an undiagnosed sleep disorder can not only effect you physically but can have serious effect on your mind.
Decreased Performance and Alertness
Sleep deprivation induces significant reductions in performance and alertness. Reducing your nighttime sleep by as little as one and a half hours for just one night could result in a reduction of daytime alertness by as much as 32%.
Memory and Cognitive Impairment
Decreased alertness and excessive daytime sleepiness impair your long term memory, your ability to think and process information, and will limit creativity.
Studies show that decreased sleep can have significant effects on your ability to process information and make accurate decisions.