Sleep – How Sleep Loss Impact Us

Sleep loss is far too common in this current society, but its impact on our health is far great than smoking.

How does sleep loss impact us by so much then?

Sleep like, food, air and water is essential for life, but many of us have been short-changing sleep for the “extra time” to do some of our personnel stuff. The idea of cutting down on 1 to 2 hours of sleep have always been the answer to help us meet the demands of our busy schedule.

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We commonly thought that lack of sleep only cause us to loss focus and maybe affect our mood, but is that all?

The impacts on the lack of sleep actually do take a bigger toll on our health then what we perceive. And over a long period of time, chronic sleep deprivation actually cause a major impact on our overall health.

Sleep isn’t just simply the period where our body shut off?

During our sleep, our brain stays busy, it is creating new connections of our memories for the day’s activities and oversees a wide variety of biological maintenance to prepare our body for the days ahead.

Without sufficient hours of sleep, our body won’t work in our full potential and may eventually lead to major mental or physical breakdown.

Lets look at the effect of Sleep Loss

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Sleep deprivation can cause the following effects:

  • Fatigue
  • Mood swing
  • Reduce focus
  • Reduce creativity
  • Reduce the ability to solve problem
  • Reduce the ability to make decision
  • Impaired motor skills
  • Inability to cope with stress

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 While Chronic Sleep loss can also cause:

  • Weight Gain
  • Reduce immunity
  • Increase risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and other health problems
  • Reduce life expectancy

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What if I sleep more on the weekends, will that actually help?

Sadly, the answer to that is “No”. Many of us try to repay the hours of sleep we are lacking previously by sleeping more on the weekends. While giving yourself extra sleep during the weekends may help in giving you a temporary boost of energy. Your circadian rhythm is no longer working in its optimal condition due to prolong period of non-regulated sleep patterns and sleep loss.

This will dangerously affect your health and is highly not recommended.

Remember…

Sleep takes priority over many of the task, and short-changing the number of hours of sleep to accommodate a busy schedule may not be the best idea.

Since sleep is so important, how many hours of sleep is enough? We will look into this topic in our future article.

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So… Sleep well and let the Zzz monster take over.


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3 thoughts on “Sleep – How Sleep Loss Impact Us

  • January 4, 2017 at 7:04 pm
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      January 12, 2017 at 8:33 pm
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