Getting Bad Sleep Affects Your More Than You Probably Realize

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A lot of people don’t really think twice when they get a bad night of sleep or have a few bad nights of sleep in a row.  They just think that the worst that happens to them is they just feel kind of tired.  They can just drink an extra cup of coffee and resume the day like normal.  But is that really the case?  After looking into the issue a lot, I slowly came to realize that getting bad sleep affects people more than they probably ever realized.

One example, that I’ve actually written before, is that getting bad sleep can really affect your appetite.  People who get poor sleep are much more likely to be overweight.  This is because lack of sleep really creates a hormonal imbalance in the body and minimizes the hormone that suppresses appetite.  If you are getting a little bit more plump, it might be in part because you are not getting enough sleep.

Getting poor sleep can really affect our memory and our ability to think sharply.  If you are studying for a test and pull an all-nighter, don’t think that simply drinking lots of caffeine will make everything better.  You will find yourself being really forgetful when you are actually taking the test.  If you want to do well in school or be more effective at your job, it really helps to get good consistent sleep.

Another example would be that poor sleep can often lead to depression.  Some people might view things as the other way around, but in a lot of cases it is the sleep that is causing the depression, and not vice versa.

These are just a few examples that you probably never realized.  What I’m hoping you will get out of this article is that you should take your sleep very seriously, because it really affects your life in more ways than you probably thought.  If you are looking to lose weight, for example, a good idea would be simply to get better sleep!  Hopefully this helps you out and you can get on the path to some good nights of sleep.

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