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31
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2020

Sleep Deprivation and It's Consequences

Sleep deprivation happens to all of us for a different number of reasons such as; meeting up with a deadline, cold, a baby who refused to sleep or playing a game. Whatever the reason it could be, sleep deprivation can be hazardous to your health and could also affect your relationship with others.

THE CAUSES OF SLEEP DEPRIVATION

The reasons for sleep deprivation, some of us cannot wait to complete a series on Netflix, a lot of us have to meet up with a deadline. It is important to note that sleep deprivation is not beneficial to your health while sometimes we can’t help it, it should always be avoided.

THE CONSEQUENCES OF SLEEP DEPRIVATION

Lack of sleep, when extended over time can be harmful. Here are some negative consequences of sleep deprivation.

IMPACT ON YOUR HEALTH

Its 7 pm you didn’t sleep last night and you’ve just come home from work with dinner to prepare. Will you have the strength to cook or will you opt to order from a restaurant instead? Chances are that junk food will win out over Jollof rice and chicken that you’d have to prepare from scratch!

If this is an occasional situation, it’s fine; but if it happens regularly (even if yep, we all know that a box of pizza with some chocolate ice-cream is so yummy!) because you are too tired to cook, you could gain weight in excess, and are also at risk of developing type 2 diabetes or hypertension. Already diabetic? You might have more trouble controlling your blood sugar and that’s a big no-no!

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IMPACT ON YOUR COGNITIVE ABILITIES

When you don’t get enough sleep, you find it hard to concentrate and make tangible decisions during the day which in turn would affect your productivity at work. Your lack of concentration can also prevent you from being alert enough to drive your car and the consequences could be drastic.

IMPACT ON YOUR MOOD

When you don’t get enough sleep, you become irritable and cranky. If you are not careful it will affect your relationship, you begin to lose friends because you are always moody and cranky.

 

CONCLUSION

It is very important that you get enough rest to keep you active, healthy and happy. Sleeping 20 hours a day on weekends to catch up on sleepless nights in front of your screen is not a good idea, since you might have trouble sleeping on Sunday night, so you’d go back to your screen to watch “just one more episode” and that, we all know, is a downward spiral without end.

To enjoy a good night rest, it is also important that you get a good mattress. The mattress you sleep on is also a determining factor as to the kind of sleep you get. If you wake up feeling pains for no reason or spend the night trying to find a comfortable sleeping position, it may be a sign that you need to change your mattress soon. Your health, your job, your mood and even those around you will thank you.

With our pocket spring mattresses, your bedtime is about to take a new turn. You will sleep better and comfortably. Put everything in place and enjoy a wonderful night rest.

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Habits that could Affect Sleeping Pattern

It is very important that you sleep well to be productive, but what happens when you are ready to go to bed but can’t even sleep. You have tried everything possible from switching off all appliances to taking a cup of warm milk but nothing seems to be working out.

As it turns out, it’s not just about what you do when it’s time to sleep but how you spend the whole day also matters. If you are struggling to find sleep, here are some habits that are causing you to stay awake. Start working on them so that you can sleep properly.

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AVOIDING THE SUN

The role sunlight plays in having a good sleeping pattern cannot be underemphasized. I know we naturally want to run away from sunlight but if you aren’t getting enough exposure to natural light each day, it could be affecting your sleep. Seeing the sun helps to boost your vitamin D level and also improves your mood. When you wake up in the morning, open the curtains to let in the light, or try taking a little walk to soak up rays of light.

 

SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME IN BED

We are all working from home right now and the bed is like the natural place to bed which is fine but you need to take a break and spend some time somewhere else. If you spend hours working on your laptop before bed, you will carry that stress and tension with you, and be less likely to fall asleep. You need to spend a little time outside the bed so that you can sleep when you are ready.

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SMOKING

Smoking disrupts your sleep. Nicotine is a stimulant, which can prevent you from falling asleep or staying asleep. Not only that, but smokers are more likely to have restless nights and are at a higher risk of developing sleep apnea ( it is

a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep).

 

NOT EXERCISING

We know what you are thinking, you don’t have to be a frequent gym user to sleep properly. Exercising is very important for your health. Almost every major health organization recommends getting at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week, which isn’t all that hard to do. Just a short walk during lunch hour or doing some yoga on the bed can help to improve your sleeping pattern.

 

TOO MUCH CAFFEINE

Too much caffeine can affect your sleep, it could keep you awake all night. The solution is this, cut back on caffeine. Ideally, you should avoid caffeine after 3 p.m. if you want to be able to sleep, and avoid sugary sodas and energy drinks as much as impossible. Excess sugar contributes to both poor sleep and weight gain.

Once you cut back your caffeine intake and sugary drinks you will sleep properly.

CONCLUSION

Sleeping properly is a sign of good hygiene. Any of the habits that disrupt your sleep aren’t good for your overall health, and making some changes will support an overall healthier lifestyle. Check these habits and see what happens.

 

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