It’s official: “more than a third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis.” This is a conclusion from a new study commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The Medical Daily, a website dedicated to covering health and science news, adds that “in the United States alone, an estimated 50 to 70 million adults report facing sleep difficulties.” It adds: “Over time, sleep deprivation has been linked to weight gain, worse memory, an increased risk of injury, and more”
The non-profit academic medical center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, reports that about 6,000 fatal accidents are reported every year in the US because of sleep deprivation. The same organization says that your risk of suffering from obesity, heart disease, and diabetes increases if you’re not getting enough sleep.
In this article, we took some time to look at the effects of sleep deprivation on the body. We start by defining the concept of sleep deprivation and looking at what is considered enough sleep. Finally, the piece focuses on how sleep deprivation affects your body and what you can do to avoid it.
Read more to get the answer to the following question:
How Is The Body Affected By Sleep Deprivation? What Is Sleep Deprivation? How Much Is Enough Sleep? Factors Linked to Poor Sleep
Sleep Deprivation Symptoms
The Effects of Lack of Sleep on the Brain
Increased Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes
Higher Risk of Certain Cancers and Skin Aging
Dealing With Sleep Deprivation
Author: Henry Carlson