Unexpected effects of lack of sleep.

Âu Thiên Tử
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        With so much work and little time, sleep is often the first thing we sacrifice.Lack of sleep not only affects beauty but also makes the body tired, lacks concentration, mind and spirit are not clear …

Lack of sleep causes many dangerous harms to health that we do not expect. . Rest and sleep are two completely different activities, you can relax while watching TV or reading, but that does not mean you are asleep. If you have a habit of sleeping less, you should change this habit now to always have “a clear mind in a strong body”.

1. Anxiety.

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When you sleep, it helps your body “remove” the stresses of everyday life. There is a relationship between physical and mental, when you lack of sleep, you can’t relieve stress, thereby causing anxiety, restlessness… Anxiety is caused by the body releasing adrenaline, which is a common sign in the elderly. sleep deprived people.

2. Depression.

This is a consequence of lack of sleep, which is directly related to anxiety, which is caused by hindering the transmission of nerve impulses. When something makes you feel depressed, depressed, remember how many hours you slept during the night. Considering that nothing in life has a significant impact on depression, it’s time to pay attention to sleep!

3. Lack of focus.

Indeed, sleep is related to thinking and learning ability, not getting enough sleep will have effects on cognitive processes. Sleeping less than 7 hours a night affects concentration, alertness and problem solving. Sleep plays an important role in remembering “facts” into memory, if lack of sleep makes you unable to remember things you have learned.

4. Obesity and hypertension.

With lack of sleep, the hormone ghreline increases and the hormone leptine decreases (hormone ghreline: hunger and hormone leptine: feeling full) which makes it easy to gain weight. Lack of sleep makes the body tired and “lazy” to participate in physical activities, plus more likely to eat more saturated fat and sugar!

In addition, “permanent” fatigue affects the cardiovascular system. Sleep helps control stress hormones, which in turn helps keep blood pressure at a normal level.
Sleeping 5-6 hours a night increases the risk of high blood pressure

5. Weakened immune system.

During sleep, the body produces protective cytokines, antibodies, etc. to help fight infections. This process is necessary to help the body fight off pathogens such as bacteria or viruses. With lack of sleep, the body is unable to defend itself against infectious agents, resulting in a greater risk of disease! Long-term sleep loss increases the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

6. Premature skin aging.

Lack of sleep causes dark circles under the eyes. Sleeping less than 6 hours a night, cortisol (stress hormone) is produced in large amounts. Cortisol will destroy collagen present in skin cells, causing the skin to lose its elasticity and softness… Even young women who lack sleep soon appear wrinkles, especially crow’s feet in the corners of the eyes… If you If you want to have beautiful young skin in all circumstances, you should go to bed before 10 p.m., remember that the skin “regenerates” between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.

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