A recent survey indicated that one third of UK population suffers from lack of sleep. Lack of sleep is defined as continues and deviant inability to get enough sleep. Symptoms include waking up early and trouble getting sleep. Consequences include feeling exhausted, unable to concentrate on easy tasks and irritable.
Sleep is predominant for end number of reasons. Lack of sleep can lead to many health problems both long-term and short-term consequences. In the short term, losing sleep can affect mood, judgments, ability to learn and retaining what we have learnt, can increase the risk of injury and accidents, headache and dizziness In the long term, lack of sleep may lead to chronic health problems including diabetes, obesity, heart related diseases, depression and even early mortality.
A perfect eight hours of sleep is important to have a healthy body. Due to high work pressures like long working hours, work related goals, number of sleeping hours have reduced tremendously. A recent survey suggested that lack of sleep can cause stroke, high blood pressure, rapid aging, and low energy levels during the day, and stress in the immune system, poor concentration and mental sluggishness. It causes accidents. Lack of sleep can kill sex drive. Lack of sleep ages your skin, losing sleep can make you to gain weight.
Sleepiness caused many major disastrous accidents in the history like Exxon Valdez oil spill, nuclear meltdowns at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. Most of the road accidents are occurred only because of drowsiness and poor-quality of sleep.
Sleep plays a key role in learning and thinking. Losing sleep blocks these cognitive processes. Lack of sleep impairs alertness, attention, reasoning, concentration and problem solving. When you sleep in the night various sleep cycles combine your dreams in your mind. If you are suffering with lack of sleep, you can’t retain what you have experienced and learned during the day time.
According to a new survey men and women who are suffering with insomnia report less interest in sex and lower libidos. Research from Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism indicates that men who suffer with lack of sleep have low levels of testosterone. Over the long run, losing sleep can contribute of depression and anxiety. Insomnia is also one of the bad symptoms of depression.
Chronic sleep loss can bring dark circles under the eyes, lackluster skin and fine lines. If you didn’t get enough sleep, you can experience puffy eyes and sallow skin. If you are suffering with lack of sleep, your body will release cortisol which is stress hormone. Uncontrolled release of cortisol damages skin collagen which is a protein that keeps skin elastic and smooth.
Over a long time, lack of sleep enhances hunger and apatite, ultimately which leads to obesity. Lack of sleep may interrupt your judging skills. Losing sleep will double the risk of death from heart related diseases. People who are suffering with insomnia are prone to take poor judgments.
If you are suffering with lack of sleep consider seeking doctor advice. If you fall short of money, you can apply for loans, make sure you are getting along with payment protection insurance. If you are out of job or ill, you can apply for PPI claims.
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My name is Evita. I am a tech writer from UK. I am into Finance. Catch me @financeport
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