No, it’s not the end of the world to sleep too little from time to time. It’s perfectly normal and something we all do. However, sleeping too little for long periods of time is not a good thing at all as it can result in a number of unpleasantnesses… Here are seven signs that you’re sleeping too little!
No, it’s not the end of the world to sleep too little from time to time. It’s perfectly normal and something we all do. However, sleeping too little for long periods of time is not a good thing at all as it can result in a range of unpleasantness… Here we list seven signs that you’re sleeping way too little!
Your mood is up and down
When you’re sleep-deprived, your body responds by becoming sluggish and your bones by becoming more sensitive. Do you sometimes feel like you’re overreacting to everyday things? It could be because you need more sleep…
Your skin is bad
During the night, your skin needs time to repair damaged cells. Lack of sleep can also negatively affect hormonal balance and collagen production. This can lead to acne and wrinkles.
You’re hungrier than usual
The body needs a night’s rest to recharge its batteries. If you miss it, your body tries to extract energy from food instead, resulting in an increase in the production of the appetite-stimulating hormone ghrelin. This can lead to increased cravings!
You notice that you put on weight more easily
If you don’t get enough sleep over a long period of time, your body doesn’t get a chance to recover. This in turn can lead to disrupted levels of the satiety hormone leptin. This makes you feel hungrier, which increases your risk of overeating. Metabolism can also be disturbed and affect weight.
You feel like you are “in a bubble
Too little sleep can negatively affect the brain’s cognitive processes, i.e. our “thinking”. Reactivity is impaired and it takes longer to solve a task. You forget things and feel like you are in a bubble.
You are often sick
Poor sleep over a long period of time weakens the immune system and makes us more susceptible to infections. In the long run, it can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and cause depression, studies show.
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