What happens when you don’t get enough sleep?

A good night's sleep not only makes you look good, but it has a lot of pleasant and healthy influences on our organs. 

But what happens when you don't sleep much?

What effects can we expect? Let’s give you some details.


Side Effects of Sleep Deprivation:

Sleep Deprivation or lack of sleep can directly put our body and life at risk. It can damage us both in the short and long run. We will demonstrate how sleep deprivation affects you physically, mentally, and socially.


Skin Damage:

Being a night owl can harm your skin. Sleeping less or more than usual can steal the freshness of your skin. Your skin can have these issues:

  • Dry
  • Rough
  • Patchy
  • Discolored
  • Wrinkled
  • Loosened
  • Dark Spots

Remedy: Drink lots of water and eat more fruit.


Body Damage:

The lack of sleep not only disturbs the outer but the inner as well. You can face loads of internal body issues by not getting enough sleep. Researchers have conducted tests on various people ranging from 20-50 years old and concluded that sleeping less than 6 hours can cause problems such as:

  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Infertility
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Weakened Immune System
  • Diabetes
  • Eating Disorders
  • Body Aches


Remedy: Follow a healthy lifestyle, go jogging, exercise, and yoga daily, maintain a proper sleep cycle, and eat fresh and healthy.


Psychological Damage:

The most destructive spell of sleep deprivation is in our brain and psychological areas. The adverse effects of not getting enough sleep can permanently affect our daily life routine activities. Some psychological ailments caused by lesser sleep cycles are:

  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Memory Loss
  • Low Concentration
  • Lack of Judgment
  • Restlessness
  • Severe Mood Swings

All of these indications mentioned above are a sign that your body is not getting enough sleep. 

Remedy: You can consider seeing a sleep therapist for your disturbed sleep pattern. Insomnia can be cured both by medication and meditation. The key is to remain as calm as you can. Good exercise and a healthy diet are a must. Brain games also sharpen your mind.


Social Damage:

If we are not peaceful from the inside, we cannot remain calm and collected outside. Sleeping less can put a strain on your social and professional life. 

Due to sleep deprivation, you might:

  • Get Late for Work
  • Get Fired from Job
  • Lose Your Interest in Earning
  • Become An Alcoholic/Drug Addict
  • Couldn’t Keep Your Partner Happy
  • Lose Precious Relations
  • Have An Accident


Bottom Line:

You see, a destructive sleep cycle can ruin your life. But it is in your hands now. You can always change your routine. Maintain a sleep cycle. Sleep for 6 hours (min) to 8 (max) hours. Try to sleep at night. Stay healthy!

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