Poor quality sleep can impact your physical and mental health in many ways. From depression to obesity and heart attacks, the degree to which sleep affects us is astounding.But let us not forget that they were extraordinary people, made up as it were, of different clay and had great qualities of head and heart. There were not like ordinary folks whose emotional graphs fluctuate like mercury in uncertain weather.
Without proper sleep we can’t operate at optimum level; we feel sluggish, tired, irritable and drowsy. But there are other more serious problems that lack of sleep can cause. Long-term sleeplessness increases the risk of psychological disorders and disease and potentially life threatening conditions. These include obesity, heart disease, cardiovascular disease, depression, diabetes, psychosis and hypertension.
A lack of sleep is never a good thing for anyone, and can be caused by a number of conditions, such as insomnia or sleep apnea. If you find yourself constantly unable to get a good sleep at night, then make sure you look at your surroundings, try a new bed in dark, comfortable conditions and see if that helps. A good bedtime routine (bath, hot milky drink, no alcohol/ food to give you energy just before sleep) can help you settle better too.
A number of other increased risk factors for serious medical issues, such as heart attack, high blood pressure, heart failure, psychiatric and mood disorders, and even an increased mortality risk.
By getting sufficient good quality sleep you will enjoy all the restorative benefits that sleep provides. No more bad skin, no more bags under the eyes, better physical condition – a healthier glow and with it greater attractiveness. Not only that but you will be able to communicate better – the words you need will come to you. No more stuttering and trying to find the right words.
Anyone sleeping less than six hours a day is likely to develop high blood pressure. This is because blood pressure drops 10% to 20% during sleep. Continuous sleep deficit therefore increases average 24-hour blood pressure and increases the workload on the cardiovascular system.