Lack of sleep is DANGEROUS!

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Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the easiest and cost efficient ways of making sure that one stays as healthy as they possibly can. Many women, due to wearing multiple hats try to get as much accomplished as they can per day. This, however usually results in getting minimal sleep. However this can cause many issues overtime.

For example many women, due to lack of sleep try to keep energized by drinking copious amounts of caffeinated beverages such as coffee. However, this is only a temporary solution. Overconsumption of caffeine can cause issues such as dehydration, and jittery nerves. It also can contribute to making it even harder to fall asleep, due to the body being full of caffeine.

Lack of sleep can also cause decreased immune system function. When one gets proper sleep, it allows for the body to repair and rejuvenate itself. When this process is interfered with or cut short due to lack of sleep, it comes with some consequence. Lack of sleep can cause one to become more prone to catching the cold and/or flu bug and other illnesses.

Improper sleep also takes its toll on the skin. Women who do not get enough sleep are prone to premature aging. Bags and dark circles under and around the eyes are also a result of not getting enough sleep.

Lack of sleep can also affect mood. Not getting enough sleep can make one more irritable. Getting proper sleep helps the nervous system to stay strong and allow for mental clarity. When sleep doesn’t occur, tempers flare easily and makes one more prone to emotional outbursts.

Not getting enough sleep, also makes it dangerous to drive. It only takes a split second of nodding off behind the wheel before disaster strikes. Studies have shown that driving while sleep is more dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol.

These are some of the reasons as to why doctors recommend at least six to eight hours a night every night.

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