Tons and tons of people nowadays are experiencing sleep deprivation, a condition of not having enough sleep. There are numerous reasons why people experiences sleep deprivation such as, some are so into game playing, some stops their selves to fall asleep because they wanted to spend more time to enjoy things they still wanted to do after work, some are related to coffee, some cannot sleep due to pain or asthma, insomnia, and many more.
But studies proves that not having enough sleep could be fatal or can cause acute or chronic diseases.
Generally, sleep deprivation may result in
- Aching muscles
- Confusion, memory lapses or loss
- Development of false memory
- Hand tremor
- Periorbital puffiness, commonly known as “bags under eyes” or eye bags
- Increased blood pressure
- Increased stress hormone levels
- Increased risk of diabetes
- Increased risk of fibromyalgia
- Nystagmus (rapid involuntary rhythmic eye movement)
- Temper tantrums in children
- Violent behavior
Diabetes – miserable amount of sleep can cause insulin resistance to body triggering early type-2 diabetes.
Psychosis and bipolar disorder – sleep deprivation may be linked to serious diseases like psychosis and bipolar disorder according to a 2001 study in Chicago Medical Institute.
Affects brain – lack of sleep can adversely affect cognitive and brain functions. A study by School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in Chicago proves that sleep-deprived person has lowered memory, logical, and practical reasoning.
Growth – sleep deprivation results in reduced cortisol secretion and suppresses growth hormones.
Healing – a sleep-deprived can lessen our body’s ability to heal wounds.
In addition, sleep deprivation combined with intoxicating beverages leads to a very unhealthy body.