Effects of Lack of Sleep on your Body
Sometimes you feel fatigued, angry and lack required focus without any reason, your lack of sleep could be a possible reason for this problem.
If your lack of sleep continues, it can affect your overall health and make you prone to serious medical conditions, such as obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Some serious effects on your body when you don’t take proper sleep
Sleep and Immunity
If you frequently catch up flu or cold, sleep could be a reason. Sleep Deprivation can disrupt your immune system.
Sleep and Weight Gain
People who sleep for few hours (less than 6-7hrs) in a day tend to gain more weight and have a higher risk of obesity.
Lack of sleep for a long duration may reduce levels of the chemical (Leptin) that makes you feel full and increases the level of hunger-stimulating hormone.
Sleep and Mental Wellbeing
A night without sleep can make you irritable and moody the following day. If this is continuing for a long time, it may lead to long-term Psychological disorders like depression and anxiety.
Sleep and Aging
If you are not getting enough sleep, your body releases the stress hormone – cortisol in more quantity.
Excess amounts of cortisol can break down skin collagen. Collagen is the protein that keeps skin smooth and elastic.
Sleep and Heart diseases
Long-standing sleep deprivation may lead to increased heart rate, an increase in blood pressure and higher levels of certain chemicals linked with inflammation; this may put extra strain on your heart.
Sleep and Pain
Sleep deprivation can increase pain threshold. Poor-quality sleep leads to lower levels of serotonin (brain chemical which is associated with a calming, anxiety-reducing feeling in the body).an increase pain treshold. Poor-quality sleep leads to lower levels of serotonin (brain chemical which is associated with a calming, anxiety-reducing feeling in the body).
Low serotonin level due to lack of sleep may cause more sensitivity to pain, as well as increased feelings of anxiety, malaise, and even depression.
Sleep and Infertility
Difficulty conceiving a baby is also one of the effects of sleep deprivation, in both men and women.
Regular sleep disruptions may cause infertility by reducing the secretion of reproductive hormones.