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Effects of sleep deprivation

Lifestyle Desk | banglanews24.com
Update: 2019-09-02 4:56:25 PM
                       Effects of sleep deprivation

Prolonged lack of sleep can disrupt your immune system, so you're less able to fend off bugs. Sleeplessness drains your mental abilities and puts your physical health at real risk. Here are a few factors given below:

                                         Accidents

Studies show that sleep loss and poor-quality sleep also lead to accidents and injuries on the job. In one study, workers who complained about excessive daytime sleepiness had significantly more work accidents, particularly repeated work accidents. They also had more sick days per accident.

                                         Health Problems

Sleep disorders and chronic sleep loss can put you at risk for heart attack, heart disease, high blood pressure, irregular heart beat, stroke and diabetes.  Sleep deprivation prevents your immune system from building up its forces. If you don’t get enough sleep, your body may not be able to fend off invaders, and it may also take you longer to recover from illness.

                                          Low sex drive

Sleep specialists say that sleep-deprived men and women report lower libidos and less interest in sex. Depleted energy, sleepiness, and increased tension may be largely to blame.

                                            Faded skin

Most people have experienced sallow skin and puffy eyes after a few nights of missed sleep. But it turns out that chronic sleep loss can lead to lackluster skin, fine lines, and dark circles under the eyes.

                           Being forgetful

Trying to keep your memory sharp? Try getting plenty of sleep

                                       Weight gain

When it comes to body weight, it may be that if you snooze, you lose. Lack of sleep seems to be related to an increase in hunger and appetite, and possibly to obesity.

                                                Fatigue

A lack of sleep can also make you feel too tired to exercise. Over time, reduced physical activity can make you gain weight because you’re not burning enough calories and building muscle mass.

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