- weight gain-sleeping fewer than 6 hours increases obesity risk by 30%! One study found that women who slept less than 5 hours a night ate an average of 329 more calories the next day.
- poor immunity-fewer than 7 hours of shut eye results in nearly 3 times the liklihood that you will catch a cold.
- brain fog-missing out on as few as 1 1/2 hours of sleep can reduce daytime alertness by up to 32%.
- lousy heart health-getting fewer than 6 hours of sleep over the long term increases your risk of developing or dying of heart disease by 48%.
- blood pressure problems-snoozing just 6 hours a night makes you 20% more likely to develop high blood pressure.
Your Body on Lack of Sleep
Seven hours seems to be the magic number of hours for a fully functioning human. If you fall short, these are some of the symptoms you may experience:
1/1/2018 10:22:29 am
Even though I've been lacking sleep for the past couple of months, I haven't gained too much weight. I actually want to gain more weight, since I'm an active weightlifter. I do, however, agree with your second point about having a poor immunity system. Lately, I've been getting colds and different kinds of diseases. I should try adjusting my sleeping schedule nowadays, especially since I'm going to start working.
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