Sleep Deprivation Effects

The Lack of Sleep and Sickness

slepp deprivation effectsMany people might not know what the side effects of lack of sleep that appear to be some sicknesses.

During illness, most people prefer to ask the doctor or buy medicine at a pharmacy.

The fact is that medicine for physical illness must not necessarily be a kind of drug. It could be just sleeping well instead.

However many people underestimate the negative impact of perceived physical and mental condition merely due to sleep deprivation effects.

Enough sleep can also be a reliever for a number of health problems. Don’t you believe?



Here are seven health disorders that can be treated with sleep, as reported by the Huffingtonpost on Monday (01/11/2013):

1. Weight Gain.

One of the sleep deprivation effects is gaining weight.
The body of people who have good sleeps would not store excess calories to add energy. This was confirmed by a study that said that children who had adequate hours of sleep required fewer calories. Similarly, adults who slept enough would tend to eat smaller portions of food than their colleagues who lacked sleep.

People who sleep quite well be wiser in choosing healthy foods. From a study it was found that people who lacked sleep tended to consume more high-calorie snacks and junk food than when they slept enough.

Not only that, people who slept and woke up at the same hour each day was also reported to have a number of lower body fat. All of these studies show the strong relationship between sleep and the hormones that regulate hunger.

2. The Risk of Diabetes.

Lack of sleep causes a person prone to hunger and love to eat sugar and fat -laden foods , and this triggers another problem, namely the risk of type 2 diabetes in people who are concerned .

A study in 2012 found the lack of sleep impaired the response of fat cells to insulin. No wonder after four consecutive nights experiencing sleep deprivation, participants’ insulin sensitivity decreased to 16 percent and a sensitivity of fat cells, they also dropped as much as 30 percent. This lead to obesity or diabetes prone participants .

For that, getting adequate hours of sleep is said would help postpone the aging process of metabolism ‘ of this kind.

3. Losing Interest in Love Making.

Site WebMD reported both men and women would tend to be lazy or not interested in having sex when they had insufficient sleep.
This means that there is not only an indication of the bad mood a person experiences and fatigue but also because of hormonal disorders. Some studies also found a link between sleep patterns with hormone testosterone in men, i.e. the lack of sleep lowers levels of the sex hormones. So you can imagine how large the sleep deprivation effects is.

4. Memory Decline.

Short hours of sleep means limiting the time of sleep that a person needs to acquire the most important phase in which rapid eye movement sleep (REM). The bad news, this is the closest phase that influences the improvement of learning and memory. So that is why people who sleep less will easily forget many things.

5. Frequent Colds.

Rather than increasing the intake of vitamin C (which actually has no effect whatsoever), it is better to satisfy your bedtime to prevent colds. According to a study conducted in 2009, people who slept up to 8 hours each night were three times less likely to get the flu than people who slept less than 7 hours.

6. Risk of Stroke.

Research conducted in 2012 found people who regularly slept less than six hours a night were at four times of risk of developing symptoms of a stroke than people who slept longer. This fact remains true for people who are not overweight or have a history of stroke though .

7. Risk of Cancer.

Lastly, the other side effects of lack of sleep is the increase of risk of having cancer. Although the relationship between sleep patterns with cancer is quite complicated, but in fact a lack of sleep can lead to the emergence of this chronic disease. One evidence was shown in a study in 2010 in which the people who were diagnosed with colorectal cancer (colon and rectum), they averaged less than six hours of sleep each night.
Another study conducted in 2012 also found that women with breast cancer who slept less than six hours a night tend to be at risk of relapse with a more aggressive cancer.
“The problem is that the efforts to improve the duration and quality of sleep is always underrated as one way to reduce the risk of cancer”, said researcher Dr. Li Li, M.D. Ph.D.

Hope you will understand better the relation of the lack of sleep and sickness.

Danger of Excessive and Wrong Diet

Breaking News: Excessive Diet made a Beautiful Woman to be like a Living Skeleton

This is a warning for the women who are obsessed with having a slim body. There are many various ways women do to slim their body, but some of the methods might be a wrong diet or unsuitable for women to work with. Some of women might not know the danger of excessive diet.
Diet sometimes is misinterpreted as eating less, even it is more extremely mistaken as not eating at all, which is of course totally wrong. Many people do diet based on this concept which actually can be avoided if they have consulted first with their physicians who are specialized in losing weight.
So, before you go on a diet, it is better first you consult a doctor to determine the pattern or method which is right and healthy in order not to become a diet victim of wrong diet like the woman in the above video.

Danger of Excessive and Wrong Diet

Valeria Levitin, after and before

Valeria Levitin, a woman from Monaco was so obsessed to have a slim body that could allow her to become a model.
Woman who had ever joined a beauty contest is now regretting all the decision to diet, because of possible wrong methods of diet that brings her into misery.
But, it is too late, now her weight has been dramatically reduced to 25 kg only. Note the her picture above before and after the diet.
Valeria suffered from severe anorexia. Now his body can no longer receive the sugar and carbohydrate.
After experiencing anorexia, Valeria body now looks very tragic. She looks older than actual age with dry and dark skin. The appearance now has been so much different from the one before she did the excessive diet.
But she still has a noble ambition. Valeria does not want other women to experience the things that happened to her. “I’m not going to teach you how to die. This is not a game, not a joke, it is your life. I want to share a story so as not to repeat my fate. Anorexia has made me lonely, unattractive and repulsive to the people around me, “said Valeria.
Valeria also gave a warning to others about the dangers of extreme dieting. It is very true that having a slim body is a dream of many women. But if they do diet excessively, they will live with regrets forever.

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