Top 10 Side Effects of Trouble Sleeping
Not getting enough sleep can leave you feeling exhausted and tired throughout the day.
Lack of sleep can make it difficult to concentrate. This can leave you easily irritated and/ frustrated with your loved ones, coworkers or situation.
Lack of Focus
Not getting enough sleep can impact your ability to focus and think clearly, leading to decreased productivity at work or school.
Prolonged lack of sleep has been linked to an increased risk of depression, as well as other mood disorders such as anxiety.
Poor sleep has been associated with memory loss and difficulty recalling information or details from recent events or conversations.
Weakened Immune System
Poor sleep has been linked to a weakened immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to illnesses such as colds and flu.
Not getting enough restful sleep has been linked to increased levels of ghrelin (the hormone that signals hunger) which can lead to weight gain over time if not addressed.
High Blood Pressure
People who struggle with insomnia and interrupted sleep cycles may be more prone to high blood pressure due to lack of quality restful sleep needed for healthy cardiovascular function.
Poorly regulated blood sugar levels due from lack of regular quality restful sleep have been linked with an increased risk in diabetes or pre-diabetes in adults.
Heart Disease Risk
Inadequate amounts of quality restful sleep have been linked with higher cholesterol levels which increase one’s risk for heart disease over time if not managed properly.