World Sleep Day 2018: Five effects of sleep deprivation on your body


    New Delhi: A good night’s sleep is very important for our body to function properly and lead a healthy life.

    Nowadays, most of the people don’t get enough time to rest well even in the night, mostly due to their hectic lifestyle. Lack of sleep drains your mental abilities and can lead to serious health issues.

    Here are a few effects of sleep deprivation on your body:

    Weight gain

    Sleep deprivation may make you consume more calories, thereby increasing your risk of unwanted weight gain.

    Mood swings

    A chronic sleep disorder can lead to long-term mood disorders like depression and anxiety.

    Weak immune system

    Lack of sleep affects your immune system. Studies show that people who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to a virus.

    Cardiovascular health

    People with sleep problems are at a higher risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. This is because sleep plays a vital role in your body’s ability to heal and repair your blood vessels and heart.


    Studies have shown that people who usually sleep less than five hours a night have an increased risk of having or developing diabetes.

    World Sleep Day, is an annual event held on the Friday before the March Equinox each year. Organised by the World Sleep Day Committee of World Sleep Society, it aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management.zeenews

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