9 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Aren't Getting Enough Sleep
April 2, 2018 17:07
Good sleep is just as important for your health as eating well, exercising, drinking enough water, and breathing fresh air. On the other hand, cutting back on sleep can lead to all sorts of health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease, in the long run.
Lack of sleep can be caused by insomnia (inability to sleep), which is a serious medical problem that needs to be addressed. But in many cases, people deliberately deprive themselves of sleep because they think they have "more important things to do". One sleepless night is unlikely to lead to serious consequences, but its effects become apparent the next day. These include low mood, irritability, inability to concentrate, and craving sugary and fatty foods, to name a few. Imagine what can happen if lack of sleep becomes a pattern...