15 Dangers of Sleep Deprivation

We all know that rest is extremely important for our development and health. We all need sleep to maintain the proper function of our body.

One on three of us suffers from poor sleep and it leads to bad mood and lack of focus. You should know that poor sleep puts you in risk of series health conditions including obesity, diabetes and heart diseases. (1)

Here we are going to give you 15 dangers of sleep deprivation:

1.Increases the risk of infections

It was found that people who suffer from lack of sleep contain pro-inflammatory proteins. That is way they often suffer from inflammations in the body.

2.Depression

Depression is common condition for people who don’t get enough sleep.

3.Weakening of the immune system

It is known that rest speed up the healing process and improves our well-being. Lack of sleep weakens our immune system and makes us prone to numerous of diseases.

4.Increases the risk of diabetes

Lack of sleep increases the body’s resistance to insulin and increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.

5.Weight gain

If you want to lose weight or maintain it you must get enough sleep. Lack of it makes people hungrier and they consume more calories a day. (2)

6.Hallucinations

You start seeing things that aren’t there as a result of chronic sleep deprivation.

7.Delirium

It is confirmed that losing sleep can cause delirium. It occurs when the person becomes completely disoriented. (3)

8.Heart Disease

When we lack of sleep our body releases hormones that can cause heart attack.  People who sleep less than 6 hours a night increase the risk of heart diseases.

9.Increased blood pressure

Poor sleep also leads to hypertension and it is a serious problem for many people.

10.Increases chronic pain

Numerous of people suffer from some kind of chronic pain. Sleep deprivation increases the pain.

11.Week body

During our sleep the body released growth hormones which allow the cells of the body to regenerate, increase muscle mass and strengthen the skin. When we are lack of sleep our whole body is weaker.

12.Bone destruction

When we sleep, the bones are built and regenerate, so poor sleep also affects our bone health.

13.Loss of memory

If we don’t get enough sleep our brain functions are decreased and usually we have a problem with our memory.

14.Permanent damage to the skin

Lack of sleep releases high amounts of stress hormone cortisol, which break down the collagen in the skin.

15. Decrease in emotional intelligence

People who don’t get enough sleep find difficulties to connect with others and read their feelings.

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