Did you get enough sleep?
I hope everyone is having a great week. It's Friday and I'm really happy cause that means I can play mobile legend all I want since it will be weekend the next days and there will be no work. Yey!
I know everyone of us here are grinding and hustling for different purposes. We sometimes hustle for our family's needs or for the things we want to attain. With too much workload and side hustles, our recreational time and sleep time get sacrificed most often. We almost always don't get enough sleep now that we are working adults and even some students who do side hustles. How much have you slept last night? How often do you deprived yourself with sleep?
Let us know the differenct effects if we constantly deprived ourselves with sleep. It's very important to be aware with these as we don't most of the time care for our health and only care when it's too late.
People who constantly lack sleep are more likely to develop high blood pressure, diabetes and narrowed blood vessels. Our brain needs enough oxygen and sugar to function properly, so with these problem blood flow issues could affect the brain fucntions and memory.
When you don't get enough amount of sleep, your body interprets is as stress which makes it produce cortisol. As a result your brain will crave high-fat and high-carb foods.
Poor sleep can also slow down your metabolism. It can affect the hormones that regulates hunger which is ghrelin and leptin.Ghrelin is the ‘go’ hormone that tells you when to eat, and when you are sleep-deprived, you have more ghrelin. Leptin is the hormone that tells you to stop eating, and when you are sleep deprived, you have less leptin.
As mention earlier, lacks of sleep produces the stress hormone cortisol. Too much of this hormones can break down collagen. This is a protein which is responsible for our skin's elasticity and smoothness. Sleep deprivation also doesn't make the body produce enough growth hormones, making our skin thick.
Lack of sleep decreases the amount of white blood cells. This are known to be infection-figjting antibodies in our system.Studies have linked sleep deprivation to the production of cytokines, which are chemical messengers essential for suppressing infection and inflammation.
Lack of sleep really exposes different health risks to our body. We may not feel this especially if we are still young and healthy but doing this constantly will be very dangerous in the long run. We've all learned that the recommended proper amount of sleep is 7 to 8 hours yet a lot of us still go on with our unhealthy sleep routines even myself honestly. I hope this information would remind us to take a better look at our health. Health is an investment. Getting sick is really expensive especially if you live in a country with poor health care programs just like here in the Philippines.
Stay healthy everyone and have an awesome weekend!