It’s great watching stars through the bedroom window, while talking to girlfriend late at night. But you need to stop this trend from continuing for long– if you desire a long lasting relationship. Because to last long, I mean literally live– you both need to sleep on time. Sleep deprivation can lead to chronic health problems—drastically impacting your quality of life.
Impairs Cognitive Function– The brain rests busy neurones and forms new pathways during sleep for optimum performance–the coming day. Sleep deprivation leaves the mind exhausted. Thus, it is not efficiently able to perform duties well. Not only this stifles creativity, concentration but also impacts the ability to learn new things. Lack of sleep is also the reason behind short temper and mood swings. In nutshell, it impairs the overall cognitive function of the brain.
Profound Psychological Effects: Sleep deprivation over an extended period of time can trigger mania. There are high chances that the person might have hallucinations, impulsive behaviour, suicidal thoughts or depression.
Weakens immune system: During sleep, the immune system creates cytokines and infection-fighting antibodies to fight bacteria and viruses. By not sleeping properly, you don’t allow the body to build up its forces. In the long run, this might results in you falling prey to cardiovascular diseases or chronic illness like Diabetes.
Memory Loss: When you are sleeping, the brain orders integrates and analyses information to make sense of things that happened during the day. After several sleepless nights, the mental effects become more severe. Your brain will fog, making it difficult to concentrate and make decisions.