18 Reasons Lack Of Sleep Can Hurt You

Lack of sleep can be damaging to your health
Did you know that according to recent Gallup Polls 40% of Americans get less than seven hours of sleep. It seems that many Americans average only 6.8 hours of sleep at night, compared to almost 8 hours in 1942 Medical research indicates that a lack of sleep is related to a host of health problems and cognitive impairment. Sleep Experts usually recommend 7-9 hours of sleep for adults. So if you wake up feeling unrefreshed, chances are you are not getting enough sleep. It is important to remedy the sleep issues to avoid unnecessary health problems. Below are a few of the immediate health issues related to lack of quality sleep:
  • Decreased Performance and Alertness
  • Memory and Cognitive Impairment: Decreased alertness and excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Can Stress Interpersonal Relationships
  • Poor Quality of Life: You might, for example, be unable to participate in certain activities that require sustained attention.

In the long term, the  consequences of  sleep disorders are vast. They are associated with numerous, serious medical conditions, including:

  • Occupational Injury
  • Automobile Injury
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Stroke
  • Obesity
  • Psychiatric problems, including depression and other mood disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Mental impairment
  • Fetal and childhood growth retardation
  • Injury from accidents
  • Disruption of bed partner's sleep quality
  • Poor quality of life
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