Lack of sleep is a condition in which the body does not respond adequately to sleep, but did you know that constant lack of sleep can cause very negative effects on the body?
According to several studies, one American says they feel sleepy an average of 3 days a week because of “not sleeping well,” while others feel the same 5 to 7 days a week. Sleep has its benefits, from boosting mood and boosting productivity to fueling a healthy heart. However, many people still do not get enough sleep for a number of reasons and cause us a lot of health problems, both physical and mental.
* Lack of sleep leads to involuntary naps.
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A very real and potentially dangerous effect of sleep deprivation is the so-called “sleep mini”. This involuntary nap can happen randomly, even during important activities without us even realizing it. It can happen at school, work, or even while driving, making this a very serious condition.
* Lack of sleep ages your skin.
According to research, people who sleep well have lower skin aging scores than those who don’t get enough sleep.
* Lack of sleep affects one’s judgment.
In one study, 26 subjects were sleep deprived for 2 days, and they were tasked with making their own judgments about various ethical dilemmas. The results show that people have a harder time answering complex ethical questions because of lack of sleep.
* Lack of sleep negatively affects emotions.
According to Professor David Dinges, lack of sleep can have many negative effects on a person’s emotions. We know that lack of sleep makes us cranky, but it also makes it hard for us to show positive emotions on our faces and it’s hard to tell when others are happy. Whether it’s on our own or someone else’s face, the positive expression may not look obvious to the sleep-deprived.
* Sleep deprivation leads to hallucinations and acute psychosis.
Not sleeping for long periods of time can produce a range of experiences, including perceptual distortions and hallucinations. Psychotic symptoms develop when we are not awake. They can range from simple visual misperceptions to hallucinations and delusions and can end in an acute psychosis-like condition.
* Lack of sleep harms your brain.
The long-term effects of sleep deprivation are difficult to study in humans for ethical reasons, but sleep deprivation has been linked to schizophrenia and dementia. Not only that, according to this study, lack of sleep can cause the brain to shrink. Healthy sleep is important for a well-functioning brain.
* Lack of sleep increases appetite.
A study conducted by doctors at the University of Chicago confirmed that there is a link between increased appetite and lack of sleep. One of the researchers, Dr. Hanlon, explains that if you get enough sleep, you can better control your hunger, especially when you see junk food. But he also adds that if we are sleep deprived, our desire for certain foods becomes stronger and our ability to resist them may be impaired.
Lack of sleep not only makes you tired, but also leads to other negative effects. Therefore, to have an abundant health, you should practice the habit of getting enough sleep, going to bed and waking up at the same time so that the body has an accurate biological clock.