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Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Deprivation

What is Sleep?

The condition of body and mind which typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended.

The body shows various side effects when it is sleep deprived. For example, mental illness includes Depression, Insomnia, most common is Anxiety & some serious problems like Bipolar disorder & Mania & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Sleep Deprivation shows effects on other organs

  • Cognitive function impairment-Memory loss, Increased stress, Irritability, Decrease Irritability, Hallucination.

  • Pancreatic Disorder-increase Risk of Diabetes type 2

  • Immune System Disorder-Slow Recovery & Healing Time

  • Cardiovascular Disorder-High blood Pressure

  • Weight Gain - Sleep helps to maintain a Hormone balance

  • Increased Symptoms of Depression-Neurotransmitters helps to maintain the mood. sleep.

Causes of Sleep Deprivation

  • Caffeine

  • Stress Poor Diet

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness

  • Anxiety

  • Stop alcohol & smoking

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