How does lack of sleep affect your health?
- Weakened Immune System – Sleep deprivation causes the body‘s immune system to work harder in order to produce more white blood cells. A lack of or loss of white blood cells will weaken the body’s ability to withstand invasive bacteria and viruses.
- Cognitive Ability – Leads to poor memory and other inefficiencies. Most productive during sleep, Hippocampus is a part of the brain which plays an important role in the consolidation of information from short-term memory to long-term memory.
- Stress – Combined with mood swings, drowsiness, and sleepiness.
- Irregular Digestion – After consuming carbohydrates, the body has to work 40% harder to regulate blood sugar levels. Prolonged periods of high blood sugar can lead to premature aging.
- Sleep deprivation which lasts more than 1 week, or sleeping less than 4 hours a day will affect the body’s ability to produce hormones pivotal in controlling muscle mass and body fat. It may lead to too much stored body fat.
- Less than 8 hours of sleep daily will reduce the amount of leptin. The decrease of leptin can result in a constant feeling of hunger and a general slow-down of your metabolism. This can be a major hindrance to people looking to get in shape.
- Reduces the body’s ability to release growth hormones during sleep. These hormones have an impact on youthful appearance by balancing the metabolic system and reparing cells. Lack of growth hormones can cause a person’s skin to sag and wrinkle.
- Melatonin plays an importance role in protecting skin cells from contaminants and is most commonly created at night during sleep. Reduced melatonin levels can increase susceptibility to infections and allergic reactions.
Your body craves consistency, plus you are more likely to get enough sleep if you schedule rest like your other important tasks. De-caffeinate yourself. De-stress yourself. Exercise.Make your bed asleep haven. Try our Herbal Patches for Insomnia Relief which is designed to improve sleep quality in a wholly natural way.