Smart Living Why we are sleep deprived and why it matters Updated : November 02, 2019 04:57 PM IST In recent years, studies have shown that adults who were short sleepers, or those who got less than seven hours in 24 hours, were more likely to report 10 chronic health conditions. Sleep deprivation is associated with increased inflammation and decreased antibodies to influenza and decreased resistance to infection. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.