Top 10 Hazards of Sleep Deprivation

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Top 10 Hazards of Sleep Deprivation
1. Lowers testosterone levels on the average of 10-20%. It takes over 7-10 days of consistent correct sleep patterns to “reboot” this problem.

2. Increases lifetime heart attack risk by 50%.

3. Will cause you to be 25% hungrier leading to an increased consumption of over 500 extra calories. That’s an extra cheeseburger a day.

4. It impairs attention, alertness, concentration, reasoning, and problem solving. This makes it more difficult to learn efficiently. During the night, various sleep cycles play a role in “consolidating” memories in the mind. If you don’t get enough sleep, you won’t be able to remember what you learned and experienced during the day.

5. The most common sleep disorder, insomnia, has the strongest link to depression. In a 2007 study of 10,000 people, those with insomnia were five times as likely to develop depression as those without. In fact, insomnia is often one of the first symptoms of depression

6. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body releases more of the stress hormone cortisol. In excess amounts, cortisol can break down skin collagen, the protein that keeps skin smooth and elastic.

7. People who sleep less than six hours a day were almost 30 percent more likely to become obese than those who slept seven to nine hours.

8. Lack of sleep can affect our interpretation of events. This hurts our ability to make sound judgments because we may not assess situations accurately and act on them wisely

9. If you’re under-slept, your body temperature might be trying to drop

10. Your immune system isn’t as strong when you’re tired,” says Dr. Shives. If you haven’t gotten a good night’s sleep, stay away from anyone who’s coughing and sneezing and eat nutritious, immunity-boosting foods