(HealthDay News) — An hour or two of lost sleep every night will add up, says the National Sleep Foundation. In the short-term, negative effects from lack of sleep can range from a foggy brain to impaired driving abilities.

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However, getting extra sleep to compensate won’t completely make up for sleep lost. Extra sleep can reduce daytime drowsiness, but your ability to focus will still be reduced.

For the sleep-deprived, the National Sleep Foundation recommends getting back on a regular cycle of seven-to-nine hours of sleep per night. If necessary, go to bed early and wake up at your normal time, instead of sleeping late. Returning to a normal sleeping pattern can take days or weeks, depending on the person.

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