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Lack Of Sleep And Its Effects

Are you aware of the fact, that lack of proper amount of sleep can lead to serious consequences for our entire body?

A look into how your brains react to the small amount of sleep

We have always known that sleep has a positive effect for our brains. However, recent research from the University of Rochester showed just why your nerve cells need sleep. . . During sleep, the brain removes toxic protein from the neurones. When you don’t sleep enough, toxic protein remain in your brain affecting the lack of creative thinking and soberness, increasing the level of stress and negative emotions.

What happens in the body when not provided enough sleep?

Sleep disorders are associated with various conditions including myocardial infarction, type 2 diabetes, obesity, or stroke. When not provided enough sleep, our body produces the stress hormone – cortisol. Cortisol causes havoc of the immune system, also degrades collagen, a protein that builds up the skin. Which basically means, translation: our skin begins to age faster!

Lack of sleep and being overweight

Lack of sleep impairs the body’s ability to metabolise carbohydrates and control of food intake. When you sleep less, you eat more! The body of a sleepy person stimulates hormones that affect appetite and lower the hormones responsible for the saturation. In fact, statistics show that those sleeping six hours or less are exposed much more to obesity – 30% more than those who sleep 7 to 9 hours!

How much sleep do you need?

Most people need seven to nine hours of sleep per night to feel rested enough. There are a few people who just sleep less than seven hours. This amount of sleep is adequate, as evidenced by a number of respondents who were checked the functioning of the brain, the efficiency of their body, as well as the behaviour of their hormones.

The conclusion? I suggest you have an adequate amount of sleep, also remember to not overdo it and not sleep over your life.

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