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How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by latestupdate: 10:09am On Jul 10, 2018
Signs you’re sleep deprived

The alarm yells and you hit the snooze button, hoping for a small window of reprieve. It works until you’re jolted awake by the consistent efficiency of the alarm clock again. So much for hoping it suddenly breaks so you can get an excuse to sleep in.

You begrudgingly get up after the third snooze cycle, haphazardly making your way into the kitchen to start brewing that cup of coffee you so desperately need. All the while you’re swearing at yourself, decrying that this is in fact the last time you’re going to go to bed late this late and wake up.

With the liquid injection of caffeine taking effect, it’s smooth sailing in the morning but before you know it, lunch is around the corner and you’re downing some carb-heavy meal with your colleagues. With a belly full, you settle back in to focus and like clockwork, your eyes shut and your head nods as you fight a losing battle with the nap gods.

You somehow weather this storm, wondering why companies don’t allow siestas that you always hear so many positive things about from your Spanish friends.

It’s now time to head home and after fighting some traffic that routinely rears its ugly head, you’re back at your place. You’re exhausted mentally and physically. Besides playing with the kids and talking with your significant other, you’ve got just enough energy to eat dinner. But of course you conveniently forgot to pick up the dry cleaning on the way home.
While battling the brain, you’re also at severe risk of affecting your overall health if you can’t manage enough sleep.

Here are some ways lack of sleep can affect your HEALTH

Heart disease – You have a 48% increased chance of heart disease, including an elevated risk of a heart attack.
High blood pressure -Your blood pressure could skyrocket, induced by both stress and low sleep.

Stroke – With your brain constantly fatigued and not able to properly repair itself overnight, your chances of stroke increase.

Diabetes – You’re at nearly three times the risk for Type II diabetes.

Lower sex drive – Your partner probably won’t be a fan of this and neither will you. Your sex drive plummets when you’re groggy and for good reason: you just don’t have the energy to accomplish simple tasks, let alone get frisky.

Higher chance of depression – Your energy levels go down and in turn your outlook on life can take a hit. In fact, getting too much or too little sleep is usually the first sign of mental health issues.

Weight gain – Weight gain is another side effect of lack of sleep. Your glucose metabolism takes a beating along with the hormones that regulate your overall metabolism, shown through decreased leptin levels and increased ghrelin levels. Leptin acts as an appetite suppressant and is released when you’re full, while ghrelin is released from the stomach in response to fasting and promotes the feeling of hunger.

Decreased immune function – The immune system takes a big hit when you’re consistently running low on a good night’s rest. In fact, you’re three times more likely to catch a cold according to John Hopkins Medicine.


And the list goes on.

Read how Lack of sleep affects your brain, and what to do

https://ukaid.org/2018/07/10/how-lack-of-sleep-affects-brain-perfomance/

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Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by ManiCypher(m): 9:42pm On Jul 10, 2018
Yimu

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Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by Ologogoro: 9:43pm On Jul 10, 2018
Ok
Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by rayobaba(m): 9:43pm On Jul 10, 2018
Kilode! Easy-jeje

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Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by Katier00(f): 9:44pm On Jul 10, 2018
Beautiful. I think the major effect is depression

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Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by Imustreturn(m): 9:45pm On Jul 10, 2018
I swear it made me sick for a whole 5 months..
Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by Owaincouncil: 9:45pm On Jul 10, 2018
Thank God, I dey sleep very well

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Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by RapportNaija(m): 9:46pm On Jul 10, 2018
True

But, see below;

How to tackle sleeplessness
Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by johncallidon(m): 9:49pm On Jul 10, 2018
seen. Next?

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Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by bimbod(m): 9:50pm On Jul 10, 2018
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Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by tundeayo2020: 9:50pm On Jul 10, 2018
All my joints ache like someone who does offloading of bags of cement for a job.

I sleep from 11pm- 2am daily, anything further than that will cost me money on Fiverr.

Can't wait to get a employed in the corporate world.

Advice: you don't wanna die Young? hold off running any form of internet business unless you're in a country where you'll have access to 24/7 electricity.

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Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by Rakiticbarca: 9:51pm On Jul 10, 2018
Why was my post hidden?
Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by Godfullsam(m): 9:57pm On Jul 10, 2018
Ifbyou sleep too much, they will say you are too lazy. If you work all night with little or no time to sleep, they say it will affect your health embarassed embarassed embarassed

Nawa o undecided

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Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by PotatoSalad(m): 9:58pm On Jul 10, 2018
Lower sex drive?
I was up for 3 nights straight and was h0rny af. Too h0rny. Op go and sleep
Depression?
Let someone gift you the ultimate gaming setup of your dreams lets see if you're still going to be depressed after many nights of constant gameplay.
The only thing right there is hbp
Go and sleep my friend

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Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by AreaFada2: 9:58pm On Jul 10, 2018
Very true.
Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by asawanathegreat(m): 10:03pm On Jul 10, 2018
Our politicians doesn't sleep, this advice is good for them if they will hear or read this news at all.
Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by kiddoiLL(m): 10:05pm On Jul 10, 2018
Readimd stuffs like this go dey make us wet no dey sleep feel like say we get health issues plenty, which one be low sex drive, HBP and diabetes again.. Op u dey mad.. you no know wetin Reading symptoms online dey do human being in?
Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by Deltatoto: 10:06pm On Jul 10, 2018
asawanathegreat:
Our politicians doesn't sleep, this advice is good for them if they will hear or read this news at all.
if we keep sleeping when u come to beg us money how do we have to give u
Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by kiddoiLL(m): 10:09pm On Jul 10, 2018
Deltatoto:
if we keep sleeping when u come to beg us money how do we have to give u
Oloriburuku, him don beg u money bfr?

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Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by Awe4luv(m): 10:09pm On Jul 10, 2018
latestupdate:
Signs you’re sleep deprived

The alarm yells and you hit the snooze button, hoping for a small window of reprieve. It works until you’re jolted awake by the consistent efficiency of the alarm clock again. So much for hoping it suddenly breaks so you can get an excuse to sleep in.

You begrudgingly get up after the third snooze cycle, haphazardly making your way into the kitchen to start brewing that cup of coffee you so desperately need. All the while you’re swearing at yourself, decrying that this is in fact the last time you’re going to go to bed late this late and wake up.

With the liquid injection of caffeine taking effect, it’s smooth sailing in the morning but before you know it, lunch is around the corner and you’re downing some carb-heavy meal with your colleagues. With a belly full, you settle back in to focus and like clockwork, your eyes shut and your head nods as you fight a losing battle with the nap gods.

You somehow weather this storm, wondering why companies don’t allow siestas that you always hear so many positive things about from your Spanish friends.

It’s now time to head home and after fighting some traffic that routinely rears its ugly head, you’re back at your place. You’re exhausted mentally and physically. Besides playing with the kids and talking with your significant other, you’ve got just enough energy to eat dinner. But of course you conveniently forgot to pick up the dry cleaning on the way home.
While battling the brain, you’re also at severe risk of affecting your overall health if you can’t manage enough sleep.

Here are some ways lack of sleep can affect your HEALTH

Heart disease – You have a 48% increased chance of heart disease, including an elevated risk of a heart attack.
High blood pressure -Your blood pressure could skyrocket, induced by both stress and low sleep.

Stroke – With your brain constantly fatigued and not able to properly repair itself overnight, your chances of stroke increase.

Diabetes – You’re at nearly three times the risk for Type II diabetes.

Lower sex drive – Your partner probably won’t be a fan of this and neither will you. Your sex drive plummets when you’re groggy and for good reason: you just don’t have the energy to accomplish simple tasks, let alone get frisky.

Higher chance of depression – Your energy levels go down and in turn your outlook on life can take a hit. In fact, getting too much or too little sleep is usually the first sign of mental health issues.

Weight gain – Weight gain is another side effect of lack of sleep. Your glucose metabolism takes a beating along with the hormones that regulate your overall metabolism, shown through decreased leptin levels and increased ghrelin levels. Leptin acts as an appetite suppressant and is released when you’re full, while ghrelin is released from the stomach in response to fasting and promotes the feeling of hunger.

Decreased immune function – The immune system takes a big hit when you’re consistently running low on a good night’s rest. In fact, you’re three times more likely to catch a cold according to John Hopkins Medicine.


And the list goes on.

Read how Lack of sleep affects your brain, and what to do

https://ukaid.org/2018/07/10/how-lack-of-sleep-affects-brain-perfomance/
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Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by Troublemaker007(m): 10:17pm On Jul 10, 2018
We sleep too much they will call us lazy youth, we nor sleep at all dem say it’s risky and unhealthy. Na which one na we go do?

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Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by Fuckyoumod: 10:18pm On Jul 10, 2018
Useless post

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Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by KakiP(m): 10:20pm On Jul 10, 2018
PotatoSalad:
Lower sex drive?
I was up for 3 nights straight and was h0rny af. Too h0rny. Op go and sleep
Depression?
Let someone gift you the ultimate gaming setup of your dreams lets see if you're still going to be depressed after many nights of constant gameplay.
The only thing right there is hbp
Go and sleep my friend

you know little
Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by Deltatoto: 10:20pm On Jul 10, 2018
kiddoiLL:
Oloriburuku, him don beg u money bfr?
lol na wetin we say suffer Jor

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Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by Offpoint: 10:54pm On Jul 10, 2018
I've not had 5 hours sleep in a day like for 3 years now. I always slept from 3-6am. now my body systems has adapted to that... God help me.
Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by PotatoSalad(m): 11:22pm On Jul 10, 2018
KakiP:


you know little
Oga Wikipedia. Clap for yourself
Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by hollah123: 11:52pm On Jul 10, 2018
this thing is affecting me badly now cos I notice lately that am having headaches on a steady n it's always like my eyes are getting bigger than the socket.i tend to open eyes wider lately .
Re: How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Health. by mrstheo(f): 1:05am On Jul 11, 2018
Since I gave birth to my LO have not had 2hours sleep for almost 3months now...God help me

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