Adverse health effects of sleep deprivation
Physically, sleep deprivation causes fatigue, poorer immune functions, and higher stress levels.
The circulating stress hormones can cause your organs to function at a much higher rate.
This often results in long-term damage, internally and externally, for instance, through hair loss!
The hormones that govern hunger are also affected by lack of sleep.
Poorer REM sleep has also been correlated with a shorter lifespan!
Poor sleep has been correlated with lower empathy and inadequate risk assessment.
A lack of sleep is also linked to diseases that affect cognitive functioning like dementia and Alzheimer’s.
During sleep, the brain clears itself of a protein called beta-amyloid.
Humans need good quality sleep through the night to remain healthy and functional!
Read our complete article "Sleep deprivation: signs, causes, and health implications"
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