Sleep is vital to our overall health, as our body repairs itself during sleep. Treat sleep like a holiday for your body and mind and who doesn't need a holiday? If you are not able to get enough sleep, then it can have many bad effects on your health.

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Today in this article you will know in detail how sleep deprivation can prove to be harmful to health -

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  1. The brain doesn't get time to recharge
  2. Emotional health deteriorates
  3. Physical health deteriorates
  4. Affect daily work
  5. Hormonal balance deteriorates
  6. How many hours should sleep?
  7. Takeaway

Just like your phone needs to be recharged, your mind also needs to be recharged. Good sleep helps you learn, retain, and use new information the next day by creating new neural pathways in your brain. Good sleep enables you to think more clearly, solve problems, think creatively, make decisions, and concentrate. If you sleep less, you will be deprived of all these benefits.

You don't need studies to tell you that lack of sleep makes you irritable, quick-tempered, impulsive, and moody. In addition, poor sleep has been associated with suicidal ideation, depression, attention deficit, and risk-taking behavior.

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Sleep is extremely important in controlling our overall physical well-being. Good sleep helps repair damaged or lost blood vessels, muscles, and tissues. Chronic sleep deprivation is related to heart diseasehigh blood pressure, kidney disorders, stroke, and diabetes. Lack of sleep increases the chances of obesity.

Good sleep also helps build a strong immune system, which helps your body defend against viral and bacterial infections. Lack of sleep makes you more vulnerable to harmful contaminants and germs around you.

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Lack of sleep makes you less productive at work. When you are sleep deprived you are sleepy at work. It takes longer to complete tasks, it's harder to feel motivated, it's harder to pay attention, and it's even harder to follow directions.

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When we sleep, our bodies produce important hormones that help regulate our appetite, metabolism, and energy levels. So when we do not get enough sleep, the normal hormonal balance of our body gets disturbed.

Less sleep increases our cortisol levels (stress hormone) and insulin which can lead to weight gain and diabetes. Sleep deprivation also lowers our leptin (the hormone that signals our brains are full to eat) and increases our levels of ghrelin (the hormone that makes us feel hungry). So if you are not getting proper sleep, you will neither want to eat more food, but will not be able to exercise because of being tired, and all that excess food can increase your weight.

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Sleep requirements differ from person to person, but a healthy adult needs between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night. The table given below is telling you how many hours you should sleep according to your age. This information has been given by the National Sleep Foundation of Uyesse. So watch it carefully and make sure you get enough sleep every day.

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Sleep is very important for our health. Therefore, at least 7-8 hours of sleep must be taken every night. This can avoid various types of problems, which have been explained in detail in this article. For better sleep, sleep on time at night and wake up on time in the morning. Also, do not forget to do exercise, yoga, and meditation daily.

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