Sleep Deprivation - it's more than just feeling tired...
Sleep Deprivation can wreck havoc on your body
in ways you didn't even know...
Trying to lose weight? Well without adequate sleep, you're more likely to gain weight! Leptin, your satiety hormone, is significantly reduced when you're sleep deprived. Having low levels of leptin results in hunger not being naturally suppressed. Which means, hungry horrors aka cravings galore!
How do you like being sick? Because sleep deprivation makes your body more susceptible to stress, which doesn't allow the immune system to function properly!
How about a little injury? When you're over tired, both physically and mentally, you're more likely to injure yourself, and make errors or cause accidents.
Eh, who needs their brain to function properly... without sufficient sleep, your mental performances suffer, impairing your ability to process new information and memories. This can impact your focus, mood, and high-level cognitive function.
A little emotional instability Sleep deprivation can lead to irritability, anxiety, sadness, and anger. When you're overtired, it's harder to keep those emotions in check.
Are you getting adequate sleep at night? For someone 18+ years, the recommended amount of sleep is 7-9 hours! How much sleep are you getting at night?!