More than a third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis, according to a new study in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
When we don’t get enough sleep we increase our risk for…
👉 Weight Gain: Sleeping less may lead to putting on some unwanted extra pounds! Studies have shown that people who sleep less than 7 hours a day tend to gain more weight (from body fat) and have a higher risk of becoming obese than those who get 7 hours (or more) of slumber.
👉 Weakened Immune System: Prolonged lack of sleep can disrupt your immune system, so you're less able to fend off bugs.
👉 Loss of Well-Being: Given that a single sleepless night can make you irritable and moody the following day, it's not surprising that chronic sleep debt may lead to long-term mood disorders like depression and anxiety.
👉 Insulin Resistance: Studies have suggested that people who usually sleep less than 5 hours a night have an increased risk of developing diabetes.
👉 Heart Disease: Long-standing sleep deprivation seems to be associated with increased heart rate, an increase in blood pressure and higher levels of certain chemicals linked with inflammation, which may put extra strain on your heart.
And if all these listed above ⬆️ aren’t bad enough, your Hormone Imbalance (specifically GROWTH HORMONE) can get severely interrupted!
Our Growth Hormone is what keeps us young 👧🏼, fit 💪🏼 and boosts our LIBIDO 💏!
Growth hormone is released in adults in an average of five pulses throughout each day. The largest of these pulses happens when we are in our deepest sleep 🛌(stage 4), about one hour after we first drop off. So when you’re sleep-deprived or your REM sleep is affected, HGH secretion is also affected. 👎🏼
Lack of sleep will affect your overall quality of life❗️