Sleep Deprivation And Your Health

man sleepingIn today’s fast-paced world, more and more people are putting emphasis on work more than rest. A lot of people are focusing on doing as much work and become more productive by skipping on sleep. A lot of people are now taking just 4 to 5 hours of sleep because of this. Sleep deprivation can actually have an effect on your health. Unfortunately, not all people are aware of it. Here are some effects that lack of sleep can bear down on your health.

Loss of Focus

People who increasingly lose sleep tend to also lose their focus and concentration. Some tasks that seem easy and common to do can sometimes take time to accomplish because sleep-deprived people can easily lose focus on what they are currently doing. In a way, lack of sleep can actually have an effect on productivity where people tend to do less and less work the more they deprive their body of sleep.

Frequent Mood Swings

People who lack sleep also tend to experience mood swings and even a short temper. With the brain lacking rest and becoming exhausted, it tends to make people feel blue and less excited about different things. People start to feel sluggish and unhappy no matter what others do to make things fun.

Increased Weight

When you lack sleep, you also cause your brain to feel tired. In so doing, it messes up on the body’s production of hormones. This causes the body to produce more cortisol or stress hormone in order to cope up as well as increase the production of insulin, both of which contributes to the body converting unused calories into fats in the body. Eventually, this processes can cause the body to gain weight over time.

 

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