Sleep deprivation can cause impaired glucose tolerance, or higher than normal blood sugar levels.
Lack of sleep in children and teens can cause behavior problems, impaired learning, poor concentration and decreased school performance.
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Sleep deprivation can cause abnormal thyroid function and growth hormone secretion.
Your immune system is more likely to break down when you’ve burned the candle at both ends.
The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Sleep Disorders. Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO. Kaplan Publishing.
You’re more hungry (especially for sweets and snacks!) because sleep deprivation alters key hormone levels (ghrelin, leptin and cortisol), research shows.
Research has found women who slept less than 7 hours per night were more likely to suffer coronary events than women who got 8 hours of ZZZs nightly. Further, untreated sleep apnea is associated with hyper-tension, cardiac arrhythmias and stroke.
Not getting enough sleep causes elevated evening cortisol (or “stress hormone” levels). A good night’s sleep naturally reduces cortisol levels in your body.
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Sleep loss can cause neurological disturbances including, blurred vision, memory lapses, poor reaction time and drooping eyelids.
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You might hurt your heart.
I’m stressed out!
Packing on the pounds?
It's even worse for kids!
Where did I put my keys?
Sleep-deprivation causes fatigue, low energy and excessive sleepiness.
Affects Your Health
Mood is the first thing to go if you’re sleep-deprived.
Your thyroid or hormones might declare mutiny.
You might develop prediabetes.