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8 Facts About Sleep

8 Facts About Sleep

By Angela Ilagan | | facts about sleep, microsleep, oversleeping, sleep, sleep deprivation

In today's busy world, having a quality kind of sleep usually takes a backseat. And we've become accustomed to being sleep deprived — losing sleep becomes a part of our system.

In fact, there are roughly more than 60 % of individual who believe that they don't sleep enough every time they go to bed. Well, we all somehow feel the same way.

But sleep isn’t something we have to put less priority with. Because lack of sleep can take a huge toll over our health. Sleep deficit can lead to various health problem.

That's why it’s important to know how crucial sleep is and how many hours of sleep we need. So, we listed some facts regarding sleep;

1. Catching up for a lost sleep shouldn’t just happen overnight

Ever felt like sleeping the entire Saturday just to make up for the lost sleep? No matter how fun this would be, catching up for your sleep debt isn't a good thing.

Instead of doing it overnight, make it a point to add extra hours on your sleeping habit everyday for several weeks or months until you reach your desired amount of sleep.

2. Sleep deprivation can weaken your immune system

Wonder why you easily get a flu or a cold? It’s because you’re not getting enough sleep.

When you are sleep deprived for a period of time, injection-fighting antibodies in our system also reduces.

3. Sleep deficiency leads to Anxiety and Depression

One conducted survey have shown that people with anxiety and depression sleeps less than 6 hours at night. It's because chronic insomnia and long term sleep deprivation may induce the risk of developing anxiety,, depression and other mental illnesses as well. Truth be told, sleeping can actually boost our mental health.

4. Lack of sleep can lead to chronic diseases

Diabetes, obesity, and heart diseases ̶ these are just few effects of prolong sleep deprivation associated with unhealthy eating, sedentary life and lack of exercise.

5. Too much sleep isn't a good thing as well

When it comes to sleep, enough is important. Less and more is not appropriate.

Oversleeping can also have the same effect on our body just as how sleep deprivation is. This can also lead to chronic diseases like diabetes, obesity, and heart diseases even death.

6. Having a quality and enough sleep can boost performance and productivity

Productivity is inclined to having a good night sleep. You’ll feel refreshed and motivated to work when you get a deep and quality kind of sleep.

So, if you're feeling tired and irritable right after waking up, then that only means you weren't able to get that daily dose of sleep.

7. Prolong sleep deprivation might lead Microsleep

Being sleep deprived for a long time can form an uncontrollable habit which is Microsleep. It happens when you suddenly feel like you doze off even if you are awake. This can lead to a dangerous situation especially when driving.

8. Feeling tired and sleepy right after waking up is a sign that you didn't get a deep sleep

Some might need seven to eight hours of sleep in a day. Others might need more or lesser than that.

One sign if you really had a good night sleep is this — when you feel much energized and renewed the moment  you wake up, no need for a nap,  and waking up without the sound of an alarm.

Hence, no matter how busy we are, especially with our daily grind, sleep should always take a front seat. Through sleep, we are giving enough time for our body to repair itself, so, we can face the next day with enough energy and vigor.

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