Physical Effects Of Sleep Deprivation = Warning For Your Health
Physical effects of sleep deprivation can be dangerous. Lack of sleep effects, including psychological effects of sleep deprivation must be taking seriously. We know that health and sleep AND sleep and stress relief are related.
How much sleep do we need?
This is a good question and you and only you have the answer. Why? Because you're the one who has sleep deprivation symptoms.
If you lack of sleep, you lost those precious hours of sleep for ever...is it true?
Researchers working in different sleep laboratories have demonstrated that the deficit of sleep is cumulative but that this debt can be erased if you rest...
BUT who rests these days? Who takes the time to take a nap?
Here Are Some Physical Effects Of Sleep Deprivation
- Physically exhausted: you'll know that you're physically exhausted when the only thing you have in mind is to lay on the couch!
- Problems with your vision, blurred vision, problems in focusing
- Lack of concentration, memory problems
- Aches and pains will appear and can be worse when you're tired
- No energy at the beginning of the day. Too tired to get up in the morning
- You'll be sick more often. More vulnerable to infections because the immune system is active at night. If you don't sleep it produce fewer antibodies
- Dizziness and drowsiness...which can lead to "driver fatigue" and road crashes. Do you know that 25% of car accidents are due to fatigue
- Drowsiness can also lead to learning difficulties at school
- Weight gain...lack of sleep has an impact on the "2 appetite hormones": Ghrelin stimulates appetite and Leptin is responsible for satiety. When you lack of sleep, ghrelin is produced in excess and the secretion of leptin is reduced. And to compensate for the loss of energy due to the lack of sleep, the body needs more food...
- Lack of sleep can increase resistance to insulin
- You'll be more stressed
Here Are Some Psychological Effects Of Sleep Deprivation
- Mentally exhausted: not in a good mood!
- Not positive
- Irritability can be present
- Lack of sleep can cause emotional imbalance and lead to depression
- Tendency to overreact to situation
A lot of factors can cause sleep deprivation: stress, poor management of your priorities, bad habits and diseases.
One trouble leads to another, (in this case lack of sleep), that aggravates the first and so on...
Most people are capable of going without sleep for one or a few nights, but in the long term, sleep deprivation affects and reduces your physical, emotional and intellectual capacities. It is important to be aware of all this.
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