We certainly know that we need to get between seven to nine hours of sleep every night but thanks to the internet, night shift, pressing deadlines, more and more people are deprived of sleep.
While it may seem a common sight nowadays, sleep deprivation actually will lead to other serious health risks and this expert reveals why.
Even though you may not find it affecting your health at the moment, you may be at high risk of heart attack, Alzheimer, and several other health issues concerning your reproductive and immune systems
When a person sleeps, he or she generally enters a sleep cycle about 90 minutes after falling asleep
One sleep cycle lasts about an hour and a good sleep requires five to six complete cycles of sleep.
However, if you lack of sleep, that means you do not have enough sleep cycles that are important for the body to repair and restore itself
In fact, the World Health Organisation has classified nighttime shift work as a probable carcinogen, means lack of sleep can lead to one having cancer!
Here are some of the surprising effects that lack of sleep can put you at risk for:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Hormonal imbalance
Getting enough sleep will help reduce your risk of getting these critical diseases. Hence, it is important to never compromise your sleep over your work or the internet.
Watch the full video below to find out more what will happen to your brain and body when you do not get enough sleep