Less sleep is dangerous to your health!

medlabz - 22 Mar 2017
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Less sleep is dangerous to your health!
Healthy sleep habits have a pervasive effect and are crucial to health and well-being at any age. These healthy sleep habits generally allow you to wake up feeling refreshed; think quickly; successfully perform potentially dangerous tasks, like driving, which require complete attention; and do your very best at work or school. It is essential to the health of mind and body in so many ways.

The Dangers of Ignoring Healthy Sleep Habits

Not practicing healthy sleep habits can lead to all kinds of health problems. Poor sleep leads to cardiovascular dysfunction, lowered immune system response, glucose and insulin abnormalities, dysregulation of hormones that control appetite, and impaired cognitive function.Sleep deprivation can cause everything from mental impairments to accidents. For example, a study of young adults who slept only four to six hours each night for two weeks showed serious signs of impaired alertness and mental function — often without even being aware of their weaknesses. As a result, researchers concluded that the average person needs about eight hours of healthy sleep a night to function properly.Specifically, researchers have found that not following healthy sleeping habits can cause:

  • Loss of energy and feelings of exhaustion
  • Anxiety, depression, or irritability
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  • Memory problems, trouble paying attention, delayed reactions, and a reduced ability to learn
  • An impaired ability to think fast and avoid mistakes or accidents
  • A limited ability to multitask
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Sleep deprivation, as seen in insomnia, or sleep fragmentation, as seen in obstructive sleep apnea, leads to a two to threefold increase in high blood pressure, heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias, stroke, diabetes, dementia, weight gain and obesity, and depression. Most research shows that treating the sleep disorders and improving sleep can lower the risk of all these associated conditions.

Don’t worry too much about losing sleep! Take the extra time to follow healthy sleeping habits, and you’ll be more productive, healthier, alert, and functioning at your best. You can also opt for booking full body checkups to get a track of your parameters.

Read More: 4 Reasons Why Full Body Health Checkups Are So Important For You

At MedLabz, we have made it easier for you to get your full body medical check-up done from home at very affordable prices. All our check up packages cover necessary testing for obtaining an overall picture of your internal health.

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