4 Surprising Effect of Sleep Deprivation


Some say that sleep is for the weak, and many of us stay up late for different reasons. But did you know that the quality of your sleep directly affects the quality of your waking life, including your mental sharpness, productivity, emotional balance, creativity, physical vitality, and even your weight?

Sleep isn’t exactly a time when your body and brain totally shuts down. While you rest, your brain stays busy, managing a wide variety of biological maintenance that keeps your body running in top condition, preparing you for the day ahead. The hours of sleep required for most healthy adults are seven to nine and a half hours of sleep per night to function at their best. Children and teens need even more. While it may seem like losing sleep isn’t such a big deal, sleep deprivation has a wide range of negative effects.

Weight gain

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Being short on sleep can really affect your weight. There is no doubt that insufficient sleep promotes hunger and appetite, which can cause excessive food intake resulting in weight gain. Some experts have theorized that in a sleep-deprived state, people eat more food simply to make up for all the calories they expend as they burn the midnight oil. New study showed that the changes in brain activity. Other studies have found that the effects of sleep deprivation on the body can cause hormones to stimulate, that affect the appetite to increase.

Memory Loss


We have deep sleep that helps the brain store and retain new facts and information but as we get older, the quality of our sleep prevents those memories from being saved by the brain at night according to a recent study by researchers; lack of sleep can cause significant memory loss and brain deterioration. The study is the first of its kind to confirm the link between poor sleep and memory loss. Researchers found that during sleep important brain waves are produced which play a vital role in storing memories. The brain waves transfer memories from a part of the brain called the hippocampus to the prefrontal cortex, a part of the brain where long term memories are stored.

Ages skin


Lack of sleep also could cause your skin to age faster, according to a new study. Researchers found out that good sleepers are likely to repaired skin damage more quickly and they were more likely to rate themselves as attractive. While poor sleepers demonstrated increased signs of skin aging have gave the worse assessment of their own skin and facial appearance. Research says that poor sleep can prevent adequate secretion of melatonin levels. It is a natural antioxidant that affects the acceleration of aging and skin health.

Health Problems


Sleep Deprivation is the most common yet frequently overlooked problems. As a matter of fact, there is quite a price to pay. It may surprise you to learn that chronic sleep deprivation, for whatever reason, significantly affects your health, performance, and safety. Studies say 90% of people with sleep disorder have a high chance to have health condition.

Sleep Deprivation can put you at risk for:

  • Heart disease
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes

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