Sleep deprivation more dangerous than you imagine

Sleep deprivation more dangerous than you imagine

Modern day epidemic takes a toll on the youth


Today’s fast paced world is taking its toll on our health and many of us are blissfully unaware of it. Work pressure and erratic lifestyle are the basic cause of countless maladies that plague mankind in the twenty-first century. While many of us complain about them, many others take pride in the stressed life they lead, even making it a status symbol.

And the first casualty of such a way of life is a proper, healthy, sound sleep. Known variously as sleep deprivation, sleep loss, sleep debt etc, this is arguably the commonest malady of the modern man. It carries with it several health risks as listed below:

  1. Heightened fatigue
  2. Impaired memory
  3. Trouble concentrating
  4. Decreased optimism and sociability
  5. High blood pressure
  6. Increased snacking and weight gain
  7. Increased risk of heart attacks
  8. Increased risk of infections
  9. Worsening of other diseases like asthma, psoriasis
  10. Sexual dysfunction
  11. Alcoholism / tobacco addiction
  12. Genetic abnormalities

All these are based on scientific evidence and not mere conjectures. So if you’re one of the chronically tired or if you view sleep as a waste of precious time, it might be time to change the way you think about sleep.  You may not be aware of what your brain and body are doing during sleep, but that time is vital to your ability to function and potentially to your life.



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