It’s an incontrovertible truth that sleeping is important to your health. But due to the working pressure or the desire to enjoy private time, many young people nowadays tend to stay up late even though they already know it’s bad. It seems that only some actual experiences or reasons can ring the alarm bell. So, what exactly are the effects of sleep insufficiency on daily life?
1. Makes People “Stupid”
Sleep plays a decisive role in one’s thinking and learning ability. First, sleep insufficiency impinges on concentration, alertness, concentration, reasoning, and also problem solving, which can make you less effective at learning.
Second, during the night, each sleep cycle plays a role in “consolidating” memories in the brain. But if you don’t get enough sleep, during the day, you may not remember what you’ve learned, what you’ve experienced.
2. Accelerate Skin Aging
Aging is a big deal for almost everyone, but you know the lack of sleep can easily lead to aging?
Most of us have probably experienced sallow skin and puffy eyes after a few nights of no sleep. And it turns out that chronic sleep deprivation can lead to dull skin, wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes.
When you don’t get enough sleep, your body releases more of the stress hormone cortisol. Excess cortisol breaks down collagen, the protein that keeps skin smooth and elastic.
3. Gain Weight
Lack of sleep may increase hunger and increase appetite. According to the data, people who sleep less than six hours a day are more likely to be obese than those who sleep between seven and nine hours a day.
Ghrelin in the stomach stimulates hunger and leptin signaling in the brain, which suppresses appetite. Shorter sleep times reduce leptin production and raise ghrelin levels. Not only does sleep deprivation stimulate appetite, it also stimulates the body’s desire for high-fat, high-carbohydrate foods.
4. Hair Loss
The autonomic nerve is responsible for keeping the body’s immune system functioning properly, and when sleep deprivation causes autonomic nerve dysfunction, the immune system’s protective effect declines. At the same time, when the body is under the condition of overwork, the work of parasympathetic repair cells will be affected, including, of course, the formation of hair hair cells will be affected.
The metabolic period of skin and hair is basically in the evening especially 10 PM to 2 AM. Sufficient sleep between this period of time can be helpful to the normal metabolism of hair. Conversely, the metabolism of hair and nutrition are out of balance can baldness. Otherwise, the unblance of hair metabolism and nutrition will eventually lead to hair loss.
5. Cause Accidents
Sleep insufficiency has become one of the most important factors in traffic accidents today, cause the reaction time of people driving in a daze is almost the same as that of a drunk driver.
And it’s not just traffic accidents. Workers who regularly complain about not getting enough sleep during the day are more likely to suffer from work-related injuries and frequent accidents at work. Therefore, they call in sick more.
What’s more, research also shows that those who sleep less than seven hours to five or less nearly double their risk of dying from illness. In particular, sleep deprivation doubles the risk of cardiovascular death.