When you spend the whole night tossing and turning, the next day you become cranky and full of tiredness. The impact of sleep deprivation does not end here; rather it has many terrible long-term effects. Studies reveal that people, who are not able to take enough sleep at night, face the most mental and physical health risks.
Science links poor sleep issues with several critical health and fitness issues. Some of these are listed below:
1. Memory Loss: A person who does not sleep well starts losing his/her memory ability soon. Note that deep sleep helps to build healthy connections of neurons in your body that further helps to remember more information. Lack of sleep has a direct impact on long term and short term memory as well.
2. Mood Swings: People that are not able to sleep well are more emotional, moody and short tempered. Sleep deprivation can cause depression and anxiety as well.
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3. Low Focus: When you are not able to sleep well, your mind does not find time to relax and it naturally starts losing its concentration power. As a result, you start losing your creativity and problem-solving ability.
4. Weak Immunity: People who sleep less are easily affected by disease attacks. Actually, lack of sleep decays health of the immune system and your body loses its ability to fight against viruses and bacteria attacks.
5. High Blood Pressure: Studies reveal that people who do not have enough sleep at night are more at risk of quick shifts in blood pressure.
6. Diabetes: Lack of sleep has a direct impact on hormone concentrations in the human A person who sleeps less has lower insulin content in his/her body, hence the increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
7. Weight Gain: One of the most terrible results of sleep deprivation is unwanted weight gain. When you do not sleep properly, your body starts accumulating more fat.
8. Low Sex Drive: Low sleep quality also causes lower libido in the body and it depletes the sex drive of an individual. In males, it can be due to the decay of the testosterone hormone.
9. Heart Disease: People who suffer from lack of sleep are more likely to face heart issues also.
10. Joint Health: Poor sleep quality also affects balance and coordination ability of the human People who have poor quality sleep have more chances of physical accidents and falls.
If you don’t get sufficient sleep every day, there’s only one way to make up for it – getting more sleep.
It won’t happen with one early night. If you’ve had months of restricted sleep, you’ll be in a significant sleep debt, so recovery will not take place immediately, perhaps over several weeks you’ll begin to feel well rested.
Here is a good read worth looking at: “Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams” by a PHD lecturer named Mathew Walker, after reading this book I slept like a baby because I valued the importance of beauty sleep.
Disclaimer: I am not a sleep therapist; neither will I pretend to be a guru in this area.
I have gathered knowledge based immersed research, personal experience and read books from experts in this field from which I’ve chosen to share with my valuable blog audience.
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