There are never enough hours in the day to do the things we feel like we need to do. This often results in the neglect of our sleeping schedules.
Sleep deprivation is not healthy and is something we should avoid. Lack of sleep affects not only your physical health but your mental health as well. You could develop illnesses like diabetes or even lose or gain weight depending on your body.
As far as your mental health goes you could end up with things like:
- Increased aging process- Sleep deprivation is a common cause of dementia. When we aren’t getting the right amount of sleep our metabolism does not function correctly.
- Malfunctioning brain- When you do not get enough sleep your brain does not have the right amount of blood in the frontal lobe and when this happens your brain waves will begin to slow down. This will often leave you feeling lost. Lack of sleep is something that can affect your decision-making abilities as well.
- Increased stress levels- When you haven’t gotten enough sleep even the most normal tasks will be enough to get you stressing. When we are tired, our stress threshold is much lower than it usually would be, this can even lead to depression.
If you do not get enough sleep your brain will not clean itself out and you will end up being unhealthy. If you are someone who does not get enough sleep for whatever reason I strongly suggest you change that. When you don’t sleep as you should you are putting yourself at risk both mentally and physically. Sleep is something we cannot live without. Try getting a good night’s rest and see how amazing you feel the next day.
For more information on this please take the time to watch the video below. You should always do your best to keep your body functioning properly. Six to eight hours of sleep a night will do wonders for your health.