When you don’t get enough sleep, your body becomes more susceptible to illness and fatigue. If someone does not sleep for days it can disrupt physical and mental function.
If lack of sleep continues, you can increase your risk of developing cancer, diabetes, and even premature death.
Lack of sleep causes the body to produce cortisol, which is better known as the stress hormone. What are the effects of lack of sleep on your body, if done continuously? Listen here, yes, Beauties!
1. Weight Gain
Quoted from Healthline, lack of sleep can cause weight gain. When you don’t get enough sleep, you will feel hungrier.
Lack of sleep will reduce levels of leptin, a hormone that makes you feel full. At the same time, you increase levels of ghrelin, which is a hunger hormone.
2. Increases the risk of diabetes
Lack of sleep can increase your risk of developing diabetes, because this condition affects how much food you eat and how your body responds to insulin.
Research at the Sleep Medicine Clinics in 2015 found that diabetes sufferers showed a relationship between a person’s activity patterns at night and unhealthy cholesterol levels.
3. Messy Mood
People who often stay up late will be susceptible to bad mood problems. Research in the Biomolecules Study found that people who are active at night tend to experience mood disorders and personality disorders.
If you stay up late, you will have difficulty regulating your emotions. In the Journal of Biological Rhythms, scientists found that people who don’t get enough sleep tend to have difficulty seeing something positive than people who get enough sleep.
4. High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is a common condition that occurs when the force of blood against the walls of arteries is too high. This can cause serious health problems if not controlled.
You can make your blood pressure more stable by maintaining a consistent sleep routine. Not only sleep patterns, hypertension is also caused by unhealthy eating patterns or lack of exercise.
5. Premature Death
A 2018 study in The Journal of Biological and Medical Rhythm Research shows that people who like to stay up late and have difficulty waking up in the morning have a 10 percent higher risk of dying quickly, compared to people who get enough sleep.
Additionally, people who get less than six hours of sleep each night have an increased risk of accidents, according to the National Sleep Foundation.
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