LACK OF SLEEP AND ITS EFFECT ON YOUR HEALTH

Sleep, Rest, THE EFFECT OF LACK OF SLEEP ON YOUR HEALTH

What is the effect of lack of sleep on your health? Do most people know that a good night’s rest is healthy, but are we serious about that?

Often, we break away from the rest of a night due to our busy schedules, a need for downtime, or just life circumstances.

But insufficient sleep can lead to more than just tiredness (which is bad enough). Medical experts warn that chronic deprivation of sleep can have serious health effects.

Here are some health problems which could result from sleep deprivation.

Heart Attack

Statistically, early in the morning, heart attacks occur more often. Experts believe this may be correlated to the particular way the cardiovascular system affects sleep and awakening.

Some studies have proved that a lack of sleep worsens problems that often lead to heart disease – obesity, high blood pressure, etc.

Cognition Impaired

An inability to think straight or to think constructively is a sleep deprivation problem. You might also find it difficult to remember things if you don’t get enough sleep.

Injury

In all kinds of accidental injuries, sleep deprivation has been involved, from car accidents to accidents at work.

If you are insufficient in sleep, the brain does not react as fast or efficiently, and torment and errors are symptoms of a lack of sleep (and accidents).

Bad Relationship

If you don’t sleep enough, you tend to be irritable and moody, which isn’t good for any relationship.

Sleep problems can also lead to sleeping separately or resentment on one or both partners. This type of tension can also affect children in the family.

Cancer

Not all cancer risks are affected by sleep failure, but studies have shown that breast and colon cancer risk for those working night shifts is greater.

Light exposure during the night hours reduces melatonin production in the body. Melatonin is a brain chemical that contributes to healthy sleep and reduces tumors and protects against cancer.

The less sleep you have, the less melatonin your body produces.

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