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Health Problems Due To Lack Of Sleep

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One of the most enjoyable activities is sleep. During sleep, the cortex (the part of the brain that plays a role in storing memory of the mind / language / etc.) will detach from the senses and enter recovery mode. So do not be surprised if after sleep, you will return energy to run the activity. Adequate sleep can improve the body and mind that can make the body perform its best function.

Everyone already knows that he needs to sleep at least 7 to 8 hours per day. However, often someone, perhaps including you, sacrificed sleep time to complete the job / task or simply play a smart phone to explore in cyberspace. In fact, lack of sleep can have an impact on your body’s health. A study has also found that sleep deprivation may be associated with greater psychological pressure and heart disease or type 2 diabetes.

What is the negative effects of sleep deprivation?

Suffering from serious illness
A total of 9 out of 10 people suffering from insomnia was also suffering from various serious diseases. Insomnia itself is a condition of someone who is difficult to sleep or difficult to sleep soundly.
One serious illness that can be suffered by people with insomnia is heart disease, either in the form of heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias), heart failure, and heart attacks. Know that sleep plays an important role in the body’s ability to repair damage to blood vessels and heart. That is why, people who sleep less are more susceptible to heart disease.
Patients with insomnia are at higher risk of developing diabetes, obesity, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, and mental health problems such as mood disorders and anxiety.

Trigger diabetes
Lack of sleep can trigger a stress response in the body, resulting in the release of hormones cortisol and norepenepherine associated with insulin resistance. It also affects the hormones that control appetite.

The risk of stroke
Heart health will decrease when you sleep less. This can make the blood flow to the brain becomes blocked so that it can trigger a stroke.

Blood pressure
Lack of sleep one to six hours per day can cause an increase in systolic blood pressure and can interfere with daily activities. This is what triggers high blood pressure.

Breast cancer
When you sleep less, the hormone melatonin anti-cancer hormone will decrease. Lack of sleep also triggers increased levels of the hormone estrogen (steroid compounds that act as a trigger for the development of sex organs). When this continues to occur in the sleep cycle, it will cause the occurrence of breast cancer in women.

Trigger heart problems
People who sleep too late so that lack of sleep time risk vulnerable to heart disease. Lack of sleep can also decrease the metabolic process and increase blood pressure so that the heart work process becomes disrupted.

Dietary habit
Lack of sleep can lead to decreased leptin, which signals a sense of satiety to the brain and increased ghrelin is a hormone that can stimulate appetite. If this continues to occur, the diet will be disrupted and allow the risk of other diseases occurring in the body.

In addition to causing various health problems above, lack of sleep is also responsible for the number of traffic accidents and work accidents.

Although it sounds trivial, lack of sleep is left continuously in the long run, will have adverse health effects. If you often have trouble sleeping, you should consult a doctor to get further examination and proper handling.


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