Are you working on a stressful project or do you have to deliver on a deadline?
Maybe you just do not know how to build a stable sleeping routine because there is always something that keeps you from sleeping.
You may question what happens if you don’t sleep?
Not getting enough sleep can lower your sex drive, weaken your immune system, cause thinking issues and lead to weight gain. You can also increase risk of diseases like cancer and diabetes.
Here are details of what happens to your body when you don’t get enough rest.
Firstly, you’ll end up falling sick. Losing sleep can weaken your body’s ability to fight off illness. This makes your body easier to get sick.
Researchers uncovered a corresponding relationship between sleep and your immune system. You may lose additional sleep while your body fights off the bacteria when you get sick and haven’t had enough rest.
According to an analysis done by the European Heart Journal. Short sleep duration (less than 5 hours) and long sleep hours (more than 9 hours) has shown that it has negative impacts that affect negatively on your heart health.
Specifically, your chances of developing coronary heart disease or having a stroke are greatly increased from the less amount of sleep you get.
Short sleep duration is associated with a higher rate of breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and prostate cancer.
Overnight shift workers may take the consequences of this burden. The good news is that if both men and women who slept 7 hours or more per night had the best morality rates in the group.
Besides that, you can’t think straight when it comes to decision making. By missing one night of sleep can lead to some major cognition (thinking) issues.
Experimental Brain Research did a study to show a group of 18 men was given a task to complete. The first task was completed by following a full night’s sleep. The next task was completed after skipping a night’s sleep.
Memory, decision making, problem-solving, brain functioning in general worsened, along with reaction time and alertness.
Lastly, if all these health risks don’t convince you to get more sleep, do it for your looks.
A study was shown that people between the ages of 30 and 50 were evaluated based on their sleeping habits and the condition of their skin. It was revealed that people with less sleep had fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin color.
The unfortunate poor sleepers were also more dissatisfied with their appearance than their well-rested peers. Getting enough sleep isn’t just for your vanity, it’s more than beauty rest, it could save your life.
Take time out to reconsider if your late-night TV marathon is worth risking sleep over before you continue.
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