What Can Sleep Deprivation Do To You?

All human beings need to rest our bodies and mind. By napping or sleeping we’re improving our mental activity, we’re processing faster and better the informations and our health is at its maximum level.

sleep Everybody needs a good night sleep to function properly. If you don’t sleep enough, your body starts to feel tired and if you keep on missing your sleeping hours, you’ll soon start to feel like you’re about to lose your mind.

In some armies sleep deprivation is a form of torture, KGB and the Japanese used this tactic to find informations from uncooperative suspects.

If you’re not getting enough sleep you’ll soon lose the ability to think coherently and to act. A person who finds the time to sleep as much as its body needs is happy, thinks clearly and is always ready to act.

Not enough good night sleep means a you’re predisposed to heart problems. Sleep deprivation decreases the thyrotropin secretion and increases the levels of cortisol. This can lead to stress, headaches and high blood pressure.

Also, sleep deprivation makes your blood metabolize glucose slower and it takes up to 40% longer to complete regulating blood sugar. And if you’re suffering from severe headaches and pains in the eyes, look no further! It means you’re really not getting enough sleep. The thing is that during sleep our neurons regenerates in the cerebral cortex. This is why some people are having a hard time in speaking when they are tired and sleep deprived.

And the side effects of sleep deprivation are many more: you’re clumsy and uncoordinated, your eyer are swollen and reddish, your muscles hurt and basically your body is not responding well to your commands.

Anna Mitchell

She is the editor in chief of the Club Femina. She usually writes about the latest buzz. She loves fashion and shopping as she is an Information Technology student.

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