Sleep Deprivation Ruins Your Physical Looks And Health

Sleep deprivation can ruin your physical looks and health. Lack of sleep will ruin your mood, body, memory,and ability to function at work or school. We list several changes that sleep deprivation induces.




Sleep: Acne

If you’re not getting good sleep, your skin may soon show it. Some studies have found a link between a lack of sleep and acne, perhaps related to how sleep controls hormones in your body. Sleep deprivation also hurts the immune system, leaving your body open to many different and serious illnesses.


Sleep: Your Eyes Look Yuk

Redness, puffiness, dark circles, and bags are all signs that you’re not getting enough shut-eye. The sleep-deprived tend to get more wrinkles, lines, swelling, and droopiness, studies show. Why? It may be that your body misses out on the hormone control and tissue repair that happens in deep sleep stage-4.


Sleep: You Gain Weight

When you get a good night’s rest, your body can properly control the hormones that affect how hungry you feel, specifically the hormones, ghrelin and leptin. Without them, you will feel the urge to eat more than you need, which leads to weight gain.


Sleep: You Overdose On Junk Food

After a sleepless night, you may be more likely to pick that cheeseburger and fries over a salad for lunch. A sleep-deprived brain is more likely to crave unhealthy snacks and meals. It may be that judgment and decision-making aren’t as sharp when you’re tired, which makes it easier for other desires to take over.


You Chug More Caffeine

If your usual 2 cups of joe just aren’t cutting it, you may not be as rested as usual. Caffeine may seem like an answer  but it quickly can become part of the problem. In the short term, the pick-me-up of coffee or soda will make you more alert, but in the long term, it leads to insomnia or anxiety.


You’re Moody

Irritability is a big sign of poor sleep. One study limited people to 4 1/2 hours of sleep a night for a week. The result: More stressed, angry, and mentally exhausted people. They felt better when they returned to their normal sleep schedules.



Depression and sleep deprivation are also closely related. Worse, they’re circular, depression can lead to poor sleep, and the reverse can also happen.


Focus and Memory Deteriorate

Even a small amount of deprivation, for example, losing just 2 hours if you usually snooze 8 hours a night, will ruin your concentration and memory. This may make you a liability at work and dangerous behind the wheel of your car. Indeed, studies show that more than one-third of people admit dozing off while driving.



Mornings Are A Disaster

Waking up with a sore throat, dry mouth, or headache could point to a medical reason you’re sleeping poorly. Such as sleep apnea, snoring, or acid reflux, for example. Get back on track. Short-term, non-addictive medications are available.


Sleep: Get Plenty of Rest

Most adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. Make sure it’s restful:

  • Stick to a schedule, which means going to bed and waking up about the same time each day.
  • Keep your room cool, quiet, and dark.
  • Exercise regularly, especially workouts that get your heart pumping. It may promote deeper sleep.

A good night’s sleep repairs the body and mind, which helps you function at your best.



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