Whether you spent the night before the morning after cramming for an exam or pounding the Jagerbombs, we’ve all suffered the aftershock of an all-nighter.
Clammy palms, headaches, blurred vision, the delusion that sees you pour orange juice onto your cornflakes in the morning after a sleepless night: You know how rubbish you feel, but do you know why?
This video, courtesy of Elite Daily Labs, shows what an all-nighter actually does to your body – from the aging skin to the loss of short term memory and the hallucinations.
One side effect that might put you off all-nighters for life is weight gain.
Scientists from Stanford University noted that after a sleepless 24 hours, your body mass index increases – whether this is anything to do with the increased waking hours during which you can gorge on crisps is unclear.
Sleep deprivation also leads to mood swings, increased negative anger and a decrease in your ability to regulate anger.
This essentially means, if you’re planning a sleepless night, you might want to avoid any semblance of humanity the following day.
Your anger is also compounded by a decrease in ability to read facial expressions and unsatisfactory social skills: It pretty much sounds like a sleepless night could lead to social world war three both in and outside your body.
Considering these side effects, and the hallucinations you’re more likely to experience, I’m starting to think beauty sleep is more than skin deep.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.