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10 consequences of not getting enough sleep

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10 consequences of not getting enough sleep

Do you feel relaxed when you wake up? If the answer is no, you may be suffering from a lack of sleep! How many hours of sleep do you need exactly? Unfortunately, there is no definite answer because each person is different. However, the usual average is 7 to 8 hours. Some people may yet feel fit after 4 hours while others will snooze for 10 hours to avoid the effects of sleep deprivation. In this article you will learn about 10 consequences of sleep deprivation that you’ll want to avoid as much as possible!

The short-term effects of sleep deprivation

Fatigue

The most noticeable consequence of a lack of sleep is fatigue. Warning! If you often feel tired when getting up in the morning, you are probably sleep deprived.

Increased stress

Increased stress is an issue closely related to sleep deprivation. Avoid the vicious cycle that results when fatigue causes stress and stress causes fatigue and so on.

Increased irritability

Besides stress and fatigue, irritability can become a problem if you have not slept enough. Since this problem also affects your loved ones, fatigue is something to avoid as much as possible!

Difficulties with concentration

It’s not easy to focus when you can only think of your next chance to sleep!

Slow reflexes

Fatigue affects reflexes and because of this it can be dangerous to do certain activities that require increased concentration such as driving.

And what about the long-term effect of sleep deprivation?

In addition to short-term effects we’ve listed, a multitude of consequences occur when fatigue due to lack of sleep is experienced over the long term.

Here are a few:

– Headache

– Depression

– Weakened immune system

– High blood pressure

– Overweight

– Diabetes

– Swelling of the glands

– Memory Problems

– Joint pain

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