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If you eat healthily and exercise consistently but don't get at least seven hours of sleep, you may be ruining all of your other efforts.

If you eat healthily and exercise consistently but don't get at least seven hours of sleep, you may be ruining all of your other efforts. Many of the negative consequences of a lack of sleep are well known, including feeling cranky and performing below your potential. You may not have realized it, but sleep deprivation may harm your physical well-being too. If you do not get enough sleep, it puts you at risk for developing significant medical illnesses such as obesity, heart disease, and shortening your life expectancy. It has a draining effect on your mental talents and puts your physical health in grave danger.

The majority of us need around 8 hours of quality sleep every night to work well — but some require more, and some require less. Getting enough sleep is vital, and understanding how much sleep you need is essential. Poor sleep may be caused by a range of circumstances, including medical conditions. However, in the majority of instances, it is mainly due to poor sleeping habits.


What will happen if I don't get enough sleep?

  • Excessive tiredness throughout the day.
  • Lack of attentiveness.
  • Memory impairment.
  • Conflict in a relationship.

If you continue to work without adequate sleep, you may develop more significant long-term health concerns. High blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, and stroke are amongst the possible severe consequences of prolonged sleep deprivation. Obesity, depression and immune system dysfunction are the other significant risks. Chronic sleep deprivation might also have an impact on your looks. It could cause premature wrinkles and dark circles around the eyes over time.

Depiction of a person suffering from Insomnia (sleeplessness) If you continue to work without adequate sleep, you may develop more significant long-term health concerns. | Wikimedia Commons


If you're having moderate sleep issues, consider these easy solutions:

  • Consider getting adequate sleep as vital as taking medication: Keep a scheduled time for bed and make sure you get in bed by the specified time.
  • Set a regular wake time: Maintain a consistent wake-up time, including weekends and days off. Getting up at the same time every day will aid in your ability to sleep well at night.
  • Put away electronic gadgets: While using electronic devices, your mind is always buzzing, keeping you far from the benign condition you need to attain before a goodnight sleep.

People are not getting enough sleep these days because there are so many other things to accomplish - family, personal stuff, studies or a job; they place sleep so low on their priority list. These are significant challenges, but educating people on the need for good sleep and teaching them how to sleep well has a significant effect on their emotional and physical state.


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