Like every other work, sleep is necessary for rest and healthy living. Sleep time varies according to age and one human to another. However, a healthy human needs 7-8 hours of sleep. The average sleeping time of Indians is 6 hours 20 minutes, which is not sufficient. Insufficient sleep or sleep deprivation leads to many health issues. Many people are not serious about it but not getting enough sleep is unhealthy. It affects people of all ages
Our Brain to our Body, our metabolic health all requires proper sound sleep. You are welcoming health risks if you are not sleeping well.
Ten Health Risks of Sleep Deprivation:
- Feeling Drowsy: Lack of sleep at night will leave you with a sleepy feeling all day long.
- Lack of Concentration: You cannot concentrate on work if you are not getting enough sleep.
- Issues in Memory: The brain works 24×7. However, proper sleep gives relaxation to our brain and keeps our memory sharp. On the opposite hand, the sleeping disorder has both long and short-term health risks. Especially memory building and brain function disrupt due to improper sleep.
- Hypertension: If you sleep less than six hours, you will welcome high blood pressure or hypertension.
- Weakened Immunity: You will be more prone to get sick if you are not getting enough sleep. Your body cannot protect itself from disease-causing germs.
- Weight Gain: Lack of sleep imbalances hormones in your body. And it ends up in weight gain.
- Increasing risk of heart disease: Deprived sleep increases blood pressure and imbalanced chemical in the body linked to inflammation. Both of these reasons are enough to boost heart disease.
- Risk of Diabetes: Hormonal imbalance caused by lack of sleep, and insulin is a blood sugar-lowering hormone. The risk of increasing type-2 diabetes is one of the effects of sleep deprivation.
- Low sex Drive: Improper sleep lowers sex drive.
- Poor physical balance: Improper sleep lead to poor physical stability that will increase the risks of accidents.
Tips to get sound sleep:
Your weak health can be the reason for the lack of sleep and vice-versa. There are different reasons for not getting enough sleep. However, sleep deprivation will add to more. Here are some simple tips to get enough sleep at night.
- Every night go to bed at the same time. It is necessary to maintain the physical memory of sleep. Also, keep the routine for the weekend. Thus, you do not have to face sleep deprivation.
- Do not nap in the daytime. A nap can delay your night’s sleep also lead to insomnia (a common sleep disorder).
- Avoid intake of heavy meals before going to bed. All the digestive juices will increase after getting a meal and lead to a sleeping disorder. So eat 2-3 hours before going to sleep.
- Reduce caffeine and alcohol intake.
- Wake up every morning at the same time. If you set your alarm for six and wake at seven in the morning, then the sleeping cycle will break. And you will not feel sleepy at a fixed time at night.
- Additionally, clean bedroom, breathable, keep the temperature balanced, quiet, and off lights.
Sleeping disorder directly reflects in your daily life. To maintain a good lifestyle and become physical, emotional well-being, you need enough sleep. Try to do some physical exercise and be physically active to get sleep naturally.