5 Awful Ways a Lack of Sleep Affects your Health

Tired, slow and no motivation. Those are the things you face when you have had a bad night’s rest. And most of us have found an easy solution against this, caffeine!

Yes For most of us caffeine help us combat the fatigue a sleepless night brings. This means you can continue binge watch your favorite show at night, right? Well in theory yes. But your appearance will suffer from it.

Most of the time you will read about the importance of sleep and the following benefits

  • It will calm you down mentally and physically. Having healthy sleep will give your body the needed rest it needs to be calm and ready for the next day.
  • Sharper mind. During the restorative sleep your brain organizes it all had learn during the day and rests to get ready for the next day
  • Live longer. Your mind and muscles get more time to rest and repair during the restorative sleep. This in turn will give you a longer life span.
  • Healthy weight. Because a lack of sleep increases the levels of hormones that trigger the hunger feeling. Your body will also store more fat when have sleep problems. That’s why a healthy sleep is important for your weight.

But today I want to outline the side effects a lack of sleep can have. To be more precise you are going to see the side effects a lack of sleep can have on your face.

But don’t be feared, most of the times you can fix all these side effects by getting more sleep. Without further ado here are the 5 awful ways a lack of sleep affects your face.

  • Accelerates the aging process
  • Weight gain
  • Appearance of being tired
  • Can cause tinning of hair and loss of hair
  • Causes skin issues like breakouts and rashes

Most adults require between seven and nine hours according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats.cdc.gov of nightly sleep. Children and teenagers need substantially more sleep, particularly if they are younger than five years of age. Work schedules, day-to-day stressors, a disruptive bedroom environment, and medical conditions can all prevent us from receiving enough sleep. A healthy diet and positive lifestyle habits can help ensure an adequate amount of sleep each night – but for some, chronic lack of sleep may be the first sign of a sleep disorder.

It’s also been suggested that people can develop a sort of tolerance to chronic sleep deprivation. Even though their brains and bodies struggle due to lack of sleep, they may not be aware of their own deficiencies because less sleep feels normal to them. Additionally, lack of sleep has been linked to a higher risk for certain diseases and medical conditions. These include obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, poor mental health, and early death.

Fabian Tjong is the founder of Napseason, a sleeping blog dedicated to provide Insomnia care advice and sleep science information.

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1 thought on “5 Awful Ways a Lack of Sleep Affects your Health”

  1. Thanks for featuring the infographic here on Just Naturally Healthy. It looks great.
    It is more than an honor be featured on your awesome blog


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