The Benefits of Sleep and effects of Sleep Deprivation

You can go for about 4 days without water and about 25 days without food. But you can only go for 6-7 days without sleep. Sleep is as important as food and water. Sleep is a prescription for rejuvenating your mind and body.

Benefits of Better Sleep

  1. It helps to improve your sex life.
  2. It helps increase your energy reserves and gives you more vitality.
  3. It can help you lose weight.
  4. Sleep highly influences your cognitive performance (improves memory).
  5. Sleep affects every organ system and every disease state.
  6. Sleep is healing physically, emotionally, mentally, and even spiritually.

Good Sleep has multiple positive effects on the mind and body, including weight loss, happiness, and cognitive performance

Sleep Deprivation

Symptoms of a sleep problem include waking frequently at night, restlessness, waking up too early, and even snoring. A lot of people regularly suffer from sleep problems. Sleep problems compromise not only your daily activities but also your sex life, Sleep quality is more important than hours slept.

Sleep Deprivation affects on your body

Without sleep, several physiological things will happen.

  1. Slower reaction time
  2. Slower thought processes
  3. Bad decisions
  4. Higher irritability
  5. Impaired memory
  6. Lower cognitive abilities
  7. Lower testosterone level
  8. Decreased libido
  9. Fatigue
  10. Lower Reaction time
  11. Decreases Immune function
  12. Higher likelihood of obesity
  13. Diabetes
  14. Hypertension
  15. Depression

Sleep deprivation builds a sleep debt that you will have to pay. Losing only 1.5 hours of sleep a night reduces alertness by 1/3.

Too much sleep can also be a disorder that can lead to narcolepsy or even depression.

Narcolepsy - Narcolepsy - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

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