Here’s the Top Five ways sleep deprivation affects your health!

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Sleep is one of the most important part of our daily cycle as it helps in restoring the lost energy and makes us feel energetic for next day’s work. According to doctors, one should get a sound sleep of around 7-8 hours every night to stay healthy. While the lack of sleep makes you feel low next day and prolonged lack of sleep can affect health adversely. Below are top 5 effects of lack of sleep.

Degrading heart health

Lack of sleep increases high blood pressure, stroke risk and risk of cardiovascular disease. This is because sleep plays a vital role in your body’s ability to heal and repair your blood vessels and heart.


Previous studies have suggested that people who sleep less than five hours have greater risk of developing diabetes.

Respiratory Problems

Lack of sleep affects your immune system which further weakens your pulmonary organs causing several respiratory problems like the common cold and influenza. Lack of sleep can worsen the conditions of people who already have a chronic lung disease.

Mental health

Sleep deprivation can lead to long-term mood disorders like depression and anxiety. Studies have also shown that people with psychiatric disorders were found to have some form of sleep disruption in them.

Weight gain

According to another study, people who sleep less end up eating more food, thereby increasing your risk of unwanted weight gain. As per a study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people who don’t get enough sleep consumed an extra 385 calories the following day.

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