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