Sleep deprivation is very common in today’s world. Most people would complain that there isn’t enough time. The effects of sleep deprivation on the human body is enormous. It may not be all pronounced at first, but gradually your body is protesting. This protest comes in different forms.
Effects of Sleep Deprivation on the Human Body:
People who are sleep deprived tend to have hormonal imbalances. These imbalances prompt increased appetite and cravings which leads to more eating, and ultimately weight gain.
Poor defense against ailments.
Going days without giving your body the needed and adequate rest leads to a dampening of the immune system. This makes the body more vulnerable to infections and other ailments.
Inability to concentrate.
Lack of focus during the day is another downside of sleep deprivation. If you really want to get enough done and quickly too during the day, get enough sleep at night. Sleep deprivation leaves your body trying to catch up during the day such that it seems as though you are half asleep and half awake. This impedes your ability to focus a great deal.
Fatigue, body pain, memory problems.
When you don’t sleep enough, it is only normal for your body to feel tired. The built up stress can manifest in body pains, sloppiness or forgetfulness
Excessive production of urine.
When people sleep, the rate of urine production is slowed down. That explains why people per more during the day than at night. But when one doesn’t sleep enough, that normal process of slowing down urine production doesn’t happen, leading to overproduction of urine.