Are you sleep deprived? Do you have trouble sleeping a good 8 hours at night? If not, it is time you change your lifestyle and give your body 7 to 8 hours of sleep. Lack of a good night’s sleep can have adverse effects on your body and health. Want to know what lack of sleep can do to you? Read on!
5 Adverse effects of insufficient sleep, Have a look them.
[highlight background=”#3B839F” color=”#fff”]Causes you to put on weight[/highlight]
Insufficient sleep can leave you groggy and restless, but that is not all! When you do not sleep well, the hormones in your body go into a state of imbalance. This causes a feeling of increased hunger.
You will begin to binge on food like never before. And the results? Added pounds! The theory is simple- When you have not slept well enough, your body is tired and low on energy, so it makes you feel hungry all the time. You reach out to bags of chips and anything you can easily lay your hands upon!
[highlight background=”#3B839F” color=”#fff”]Bone damage[/highlight]
As scary as it may sound, this is no textbook story! When the body is deprived of sleep, it is prone to bone damage. Daily chores and exercise leads to wear and tear of the tissues and cells in the body. And when you sleep, the body goes into a repair mode, and sets everything back in place.
Lack of sleep disrupts this normal process in the body, and results in decreased bone density and thereby brittle bones.
[highlight background=”#3B839F” color=”#fff”]Lack of focus and concentration[/highlight]
This needs no explanation. When you spend a night tossing and turning in bed, the next day is a sure shot disaster. You feel restless, fatigued and out of focus. Even simple chores become hard to complete, when you sleep less.
Doctors also suggest that long term sleep deprivation can lead to impaired memory. Sleep is quintessential for you to stay undeterred and focused at work.
[highlight background=”#3B839F” color=”#fff”]Makes your skin dull[/highlight]
When you sleep less, you are likely to develop under eye bags, wrinkles and fine lines! Apart from a look of tiredness that is quite common when you haven’t slept well in days, lack of sleep trigger the overproduction of a hormone called cortisol.
Cortisol breaks down collagen that keeps your skin glowing and radiant. In short, lack of sleep leads to lacklustre skin.
Now that you know a good night’s sleep not just calms your mind but also does a whole lot of good to your health, set aside all your work and hop into bed on time!