01/14You're risking yourself to various health issues if you don't get enough sleep

You're risking yourself to various health issues if you don't get enough sleep

Most of us know that we should be getting at least seven to eight hours of sleep every day but does it really happen? Either we are on a hectic schedule or we keep binge watching on Netflix all night and hardly get any sleep to get through the next day. This doesn't only disrupt our sleep pattern, but also puts us at a risk of several health issues. You might have a good balance between your personal and professional life, but if you aren't getting enough sleep, your body is going to go for a toss and it’ll not only add to the stress but also other health problems. Read them below:

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02/14Daytime Sleepiness

Daytime Sleepiness

Feeling sleepy in the daytime might not sound or feel like a health issue. But It sure has fatal consequences especially if you're in a work environment. If you're way too sleepy through the day, it could lead to accidents and other mishaps. Hence, it is always recommended to sleep better through the night in order to avoid daytime sleepiness.

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03/14Immune System Impairment

Immune System Impairment

Your body won't be able to fight off the infections and viruses without a strong immune system. And in case you don't get enough sleep, your immune system isn't going to be able to do its job as nicely as it should.

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04/14Dehydration

Dehydration

Lack of sleep can also result in dehydration and that's because the body releases a hormone when we sleep in order to regulate our hydration levels. And so, if we don't sleep enough, there's no enough time for the body to release this hormone.

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05/14Sleepwalking

Sleepwalking

One of the factors that can very much contribute to sleepwalking is actually the lack of sleep. Seeing as sleepwalking is found to be the result in major injuries. Hence, it is very important to make sure you're sleeping well in the night.

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06/14Anxiety

Anxiety

Mental wellness should always be your top priority and lack of sleep will only disrupt it. When people get less than eight hours of sleep in a night, they're more likely to let their negative thoughts overpower their way of thinking.

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07/14Depression

Depression

If you're someone who's already fighting depression, it's a bad idea to not get enough sleep. Lack of sleep will cause serious emotional problems and your depression will get aggravated if your sleep issue isn't fixed with time.

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08/14Heart problems

Heart problems

Lack of sleep can also give you heart diseases. Sounds scary right? People who have poor sleep patterns have higher buildup in plaques. And so you need to fix your sleep hours in order to stay away from any kind of health issues.

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09/14Back pain

Back pain

When you don't get enough hours of sleep, some parts of your body starts paining as they're not well rested. Lack of sleep can cause inflammation throughout the body which can result in chronic back pain.

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10/14Diabetes

Diabetes

This is almost impossible to believe but lack of sleep can actually end up giving you type 2 diabetes. Researchers have found out that every person had 9% increased risk of type 2 diabetes with every hour less than 7 hours of sleep.

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