Effects of Sleep Deprivation On Your Body


You will find many who believe that sleeping is a waste of time. They will often say that ‘time is money’ and that sleeping takes away that precious chance to make the most out of your life. However, the fact is that the richest of the people make more money while they’re sleeping by putting money to work for them. Anyway, sleeping is another word for rejuvenating your body and recharging the emptied battery. It depends on your body’s needs and your lifestyle when deciding how many hours are ‘good enough’.

Some people sleep for as fewer than 4 hours and still perform well while some need at least 8 hours of sleep to function properly.

What happens when we are sleep deprived/choose to sleep less/or are insomniac?

Sleep deprivation: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

It invites a handful of diseases

It must not be tough to believe that sleep deprivation leads to us getting very weak. Our immune system takes a hit and we no more stay completely healthy irrespective of our environment. This weakening of immunity leads to some major diseases like-

  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Other heart diseases
  • High BP
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes

A dent to the sex drive

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Many sleep specialists believe that men and women who face continued trouble with sleeping often report low libido and interest in sex. Sleep apnoea has this as its potential cause.

Lack of creativity

Sleep deprivation leads to dumbing down of mental capacity. People who are in creative jobs must feel this first-hand because enjoyable sleep remains directly proportional to great ideas and efficiency.

Accidental chances

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People suffering from insomnia often find themselves lost. They lose the connection with the power of concentration, and hence they have their minds wandering elsewhere. This can lead to accidents.

It can also lead to depression, skin problems, memory issues and black circles under eyes.