How Sleep Affects a Person’s Health

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It is a well-known fact that sleep is very important for a person’s wellbeing and the quality of sleep is directly proportional to the quality of your life. Many people try to sleep for very less hours as they feel there are much more important things to do in life but it is one of the biggest misconceptions.

They do not know that loss of sleep can lead to serious mood swings, affect your energy level and ability to think wisely. Proper sleep is as important as taking balanced diet in our day-to-day life; it is required for a healthy body and mind.

People who overlook the necessity of proper sleep in their life can’t even imagine the health consequences of inadequate sleep and the impact it leaves on one’s health and productivity. There are various health hazards that go unnoticed but show their impression in the long run; conditions like diabetes, obesity, stress, health disease, hormonal imbalance and many more develop over time. Hopefully the information below will help you to fall asleep without much effort.

How many hours sleep is required for leading a healthy life?

According to research and studies, the sleep requirements vary from person to person but ideally a normal healthy person should sleep for 8-9 hours each night to let his body function normally. The number of hours is more in case of children and teenagers. Even after knowing this fact, most of the people keep ignoring their sleeping disorder and all thanks go to today’s fast pace robotic life. With the growth in science and technology, there is tough competition in each and every field due to which each one of us has to struggle to survive on this earth. To grow more and more in life, people tend to give up on their sleeping hours and instead prefer working for extra hours.

What are the effects of lack of sleep?

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It may seem to most of us that sleep deprivation is not a big deal at all but they are ignorant of the fact that lack of sleep has a complete range of negative effects that can go way beyond their imagination and thoughts. Mainly it affects each and every organ of your body and affects a person’s coordination, power of thinking, judgment and healthy functioning of the body.

  • It leads to lack of motivation, fatigue and weight gain.
  • It is a major cause of mood swings and frequent irritability.
  • It reduces the creativity of a person and also affects the problem solving skills.
  • Loss of concentration and memory problems are also the negative effects of sleep deprivation
  • It majorly affects the ability of a person to cope with stress and strain
  • Reduces immunity power of the body due to which a person becomes prone to infections and common cold
  • Increases the risk of accident as a person becomes a victim of bad concentrating power
  • It becomes difficult to make the right decision as it effects the thought process
  • Increases the risk of terrible health problems like risk of diabetes, health problems and many other life taking health issues

After learning the cons of lack of sleep, one must plan for a daily schedule that should include at least 8-9 hours of sound sleep. Good and sound sleep doesn’t guarantee you a disease-free life but it definitely helps in maintaining good health and healthy functioning of the body organs. For an instance, it helps in providing the cells the opportunity to recover quickly from the wear and tear caused in daily life.

Restoration process like tissue repair, protein synthesis and so on, occur effectively and exclusively during sleep. It also ensures keeping the hormonal level in control and stress power level. So, why not enjoy sleeping and make our lives more productive and healthier!

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Author: RJ

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