Why is sleep deprivation is harmful for our health

Sleep deprivation 

Sleep deprivation is very common disease in all over the world including India and negative effects on our health. It is that state when not having sufficient sleep is either chronic or acute. In chronic condition, it causes sleepiness, loss or gain in weight, clumsiness, fatigue and daytime sleepiness. It can also harmful for the brain and function of cognitive.

Sleep Deprivation Impairs Ability To Complete Complex Tasks

Harmful effects of sleep deprivation 

There are several negative effects of sleep deprivation on our health

  1. Depression – Lack of sleep and disorders in sleep creates depression. Insomnia is a common sleep disorder which is the first indication of depression. Insufficient sleep intensifies the indication of depression. This depression increases the suicidal thoughts which are very dangerous for human.
  2. Weight gain – Insufficient sleep increases the appetite and hunger which effects weight gain. Lack of sleep affects the two hormones namely leptin and ghrelin. The function of the hormones leptin and ghrelin is to control the feeling of hunger and fullness. When you ate food then leptin sends information to brain for fullness. But if you suffered the disease of sleep deprivation then brain reduces leptin and increases ghrelin in which you become obese. As per study, an individual sleep less than 6 hours is more obese as compares to an individual sleep more than nine hours. Increasing in weight is related to several diseases such as heart diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure and many more diseases.
  3. Not good for heart – Insufficient sleep effects the heart, sugar level in blood, high blood pressure and inflammation levels. Lack of sleep increases blood pressure, sugar level in blood, and obesity which adversely effects on heart. As per study, sleep deprivation increases the risk of heart attacks and stroke.
  4. Insufficient sleep causes accident – Due to lack of sleep creates the possibility of increase in accidents in road, rail, working with machines and many more. It is more dangerous and resultant to death.
  5. Feels tiredness – Individual, who suffered sleep deprivation, feels tires for whole day. It affects the work efficiency of an individual.
  6. Disrupt central nervous system – Sufficient sleep is essential for healthy central nervous system. In case of sleep deprivation, it disrupts central nervous system. The function of the central nervous system is sending information. Insufficient sleep causes brain exhausted and affects the function of brain. The sending information t brain delays and increases the risk of accidents. Lack of sleep also affects the mental abilities. If this disease go on for long time then starts hallucinations and creates manic depression resultant of depression and suicidal thoughts.
  7. Increases sugar level in blood – In case of sleep deprivation, it increases the insulin level. The function of the insulin is to maintain the sugar level in blood. High level of insulin encourages storage of fat and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.
  8. Affects skin – Insufficient sleep affects the skin of the body. If you do not sleep for long time then dull skin, fine lines, and dark circles under the eyes and looking as a patient

37 Comments Add yours

  1. Thank you for sharing this valuable information! People now a days need sleep education.

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    1. daneelyunus says:

      Most welcome, better sleep is good for health

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  2. Naman Goyal says:

    So, due to a consistent bad phase in my life I am suffering from Insomnia.. I am a happy go lucky person but tough times do take a toll on your health. Due to lack of sleep I am suffering exactly from points

    Point 2: gained around 10kgs in this phase,
    Point 4: Met with 2 fatal accidents, in one I fell off a moving local train and got my head fractured and in other I was running and got entangled somewhere and my foot got fractured.
    Point 8: Developed a strange skin disease called eczema on my hands.

    & finally point 5 is persistent.. So…I would hope you make some recommendations as well!!

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    1. daneelyunus says:

      Thanks for sharing important information.

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    1. daneelyunus says:

      Thanks for appreciation and reading my post

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  3. dpranita583 says:

    Very nice information. I think it can create memory problem too.

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    1. daneelyunus says:

      It may be memory problem also. Thanks for appreciation and reading my post 😊

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  4. Nabeela says:

    I have sleep issues…. 😣

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    1. daneelyunus says:

      Thanks for reading my post

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      1. Nabeela says:

        My pleasure daneel

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  5. Blogs by J says:

    Great information and a good reminder of the importance of sleep!

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    1. daneelyunus says:

      Thanks for appreciation and reading my post

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      1. Blogs by J says:

        Absolutely! 😃

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  6. Binte Bashir says:

    Yunhin thodi kehte hain “early to bed early to rise”. Very informative!

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    1. daneelyunus says:

      Thanks for appreciation and reading my post

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  7. Muralikrish says:

    Very useful for our daily life.👌

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    1. daneelyunus says:

      Yes better sleep is good for your health.

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  8. Great article. I didn’t know that lack of sleep could cause so many health issues.👍👣

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    1. daneelyunus says:

      Thanks for appreciation and reading my post 😊

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  9. Anjana says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog😊

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    1. daneelyunus says:

      Most welcome, thanks for visiting my website

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  10. Well written Sir . Really you explain all aspects very nice.

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    1. daneelyunus says:

      Thank you dear 😊

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      1. Your Welcome☺️

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  11. Binte Bashir says:

    Is par ek sher yaad agaya jis ka doosra misra hai…
    Aaram badi cheez hai mu dhak ke soiye.

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    1. daneelyunus says:

      Nice one, thanks for reading my post

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  12. i learned the hard way to not underestimate the power of sleep – thank you for this reminder

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    1. daneelyunus says:

      Thanks for visiting my website and reading my post

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