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Sleep – Joe Rogan & Matthew Walker

Every 30 seconds, there is a road traffic accident caused by insufficient sleep in America

  • After 20 hours without sleep, you are as cognitively impaired as you would be if you were legally drunk
  • There are spikes in traffic accidents during the later hours of the night, relative to the amount of traffic on the road
  • In addition – “Road traffic accidents are a lot more deathly when caused by insufficient sleep, when compared to drugs or alcohol”
    • Why? – With drugs or alcohol, you tend to have a “late” reaction. When you’re extremely sleep deprived, you’re prone to brief “micro sleeps”, which can be fatal – you don’t have any reaction…at all. When you fall asleep, you won’t hit the breaks. At that moment, there’s a two ton missile traveling at 65 mph, and no one’s in charge.”
  • A lack of sleep causes more car accidents than drugs and alcohol combined

// source: https://podcastnotes.org/jordan-harbinger-show/sleep-2/

Podcast video: Joe Rogan Experience #1109 – Matthew Walker: https://www.youtube.com/live/pwaWilO_Pig