Sleep is a very important part of life, whose deficiency can cause a range of health problems. Today’s way of life and the problems we face often leads to sleep disorders (insomnia). Read about why to sleep is so important for our health .
Increased risk for the emergence of various diseases: In a recent survey in which participated 45,000 people, researchers found that less than 6 or more than 9 hours of sleep a day significantly increases the chances of developing diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, stroke.
High blood pressure: Lack of sleep affects the increase in blood pressure, which over time can cause damage to the heart muscle, arteries, kidneys, and the weakening or loss of vision, and many other diseases.
The weakening of the immune system and reduced the effect of certain vaccines: Vaccines are medicinal preparations containing material from micro-organisms, processed in a special way that the removal of their infectious properties, but designed so that the body fails to produce antibodies and become immune to certain diseases or disorders.
However, during the investigation which is measured by the presence of antibodies before and after the vaccine for hepatitis B, demonstrated that exhaustion weakens the immune system, the body is unable to produce adequate antibodies. The reaction of the organism was least pronounced in people who slept less than 6 hours a day.
Stress: Lack of sleep causes increased secretion of cortisol, a stress hormone.
Increased mortality: Three external studies have shown that the greater the chances that people who sleep less than 5 hours a day, to die for any reason.
The negative impact on creativity: It is known that the brain during sleep spontaneously reorganizes information, so no wonder it is so hard to concentrate and come up with new ideas when you need sleep.
Irritability: A two-year study in which he participated in 78 people showed that lack of sleep amplifies negative emotions. Nineteen research, published in the journal “Sleep”, showed that exhaustion, in fact, has a far greater negative impact on mood than on cognitive and motor skills.
Score worse on tests: Studies have shown that students who slept at least, had worse scores on tests of students who slept 8-9h a day. In the brain during sleep consists of various cycles that make information become part of a permanent memory. During sleep is also slow metabolism of the heart, to facilitate unwinding of these processes.
Poor decisions: Many brain areas play a role in making the right decisions, and lack of sleep causes fold reduction in their functions.
Flickering eyes: Lack of sleep causes nystagmus – rhythmic, involuntary jerking of the eyeballs even when the head does not move.
The negative impact on fertility: Scientists have not yet made a definitive conclusion but, according to research published in the journal “Sleep Medicine”, it was shown that lack of sleep negatively affects the reproductive hormones and reduces the chances of conception.
Obesity: Numerous studies have shown that lack of sleep accelerates the accumulation of pounds. This problem is caused by disorders of the secretion of ghrelin, a hormone that regulates appetite, and leptin, a hormone that suppresses appetite, which can lead to chronic overeating. Studies performed on identical twins also demonstrated that sleep deprivation affects the activation of genes involved in fat storage in the body, increasing the risk of obesity.
Emotional eating: In recent geological investigations in which participated 114 students, the researchers found that the greater the chance that we will strongly influence by emotions reach for food when you’re very tired.
Depression: They are much more likely to be depression occur in people who suffer from insomnia.
Increased risk of car accidents: People who suffer from lack of sleep on simulations had the same number of accidents as they intoxicated.
The reactions are slow: If your brain does not provide enough time to rest, not at the same rate to receive information, process it, and give an answer. I’ll make a deal successful, but you will need much more time.
The negative impact on the health of partners: Though you can be a lone wolf on the issue of late going to bed, chances are that you will disturb the sleep of your partner when you go to bed.
Tremors: Tremors can adversely affect your ability to perform precise movements, so you can have problems with some of the most unusual daily activities such as feeding needle to the thread or pounding brow.
Premature aging: Lack of sleep causes increased secretion of various growth hormone, which gives the skin firmness and prevents wrinkles. Elevated levels of cortisol will cause decomposition of collagen, the protein that gives skin softness.
Dry skin: Sleep promotes skin hydration to prevent drying and scaling.
Acne and pimples: If your body does not have enough time for rest and regeneration, the stress level increases and the body responds by producing more hormones glucocorticoids. This may disrupt the structure of the tissue in the skin, which will make your face more susceptible to acne and pimples. Lack of sleep also causes the formation of inflammation, which further worsens the skin imperfections.
Pale or grayish skin tones: Sleep improves circulation, and lack of sleep can cause the formation of dark circles around the eyes or uneven, gray or pale complexion.
The increased sensitivity of the skin: Your immune system strengthens while you sleep so that lack of sleep can make your skin more sensitive or cause deterioration of certain conditions, such as rosacea or eczema.