No love is truer than our love for sleep but is we perfectly staunch towards this love?
Despite this exquisite love for sleep do we sleep enough and more importantly do we sleep at the right time?
We are a generation of insomniacs and trust us when we tell you that this insomnia is bound to have serious repercussions on our mental and physical health. Sleep deprivation effects on the brain and our behavior are rather alarming.
Sleeplessness or insomnia as our generation knows it better is metaphorical to termite that gradually makes a dead corpse out of wood and makes it hollow every second.
So today we bring you the side effects or rather the major health effects which disturbed sleeping cycles inflict on the human body.
This is how sleep deprivation takes a toll on our health
Effects on the nervous system
Sleep deprivation effects on the brain are something we have always neglected and these effects have been the most damaging. Our nervous system plays a highly vital role in the manner our body functions and coordinates. The nervous system is like the CPU of the human body and when the body doesn’t get enough sleep.
Chronic insomnia disrupts the coordination of information in the body in a severe manner. Interestingly while we are asleep our nervous system functions the best. While we sleep in peacekeeping all our worries away the nervous system forms pathways between neurons or nerve cells which make sure that we remember new information we learned for long.
Medical research corroborates the fact that sleeping for less than 6 to 8 hours at night makes us more vulnerable to early death escalating the risk by 12%. We don’t want to die early for sure and hence we would improve our sleeping habits from today itself!
We don’t want to die early for sure and hence we would improve our sleeping habits from today itself!
Sleep deprivation inflicts certain manias which further push us towards depression and its forms.
This state of depression further molds into:
- Suicidal Tendencies
- Impulsive behavior
- Other psychological risks
We find ourselves in a state of helplessness because once we get accustomed to this insomnia causes a cluster of negative thoughts in our mind and this reflects in our behavior and we gradually push ourselves towards a state of isolation.
Anyone who is insomniac faces a magnitude of this depression already. This insomnia also hampers the creativity and decision making ability of our brain and how can we even think of compromising on this?
State of micro sleep is another severe repercussion that it has on our mental health. The micro sleeps which we witness during the day several times and becomes extremely dangerous while we are driving.
So to conclude the sleep deprivation effects on the brain are manifold and these replicate further on our physical health as well as our emotional state.
Hence we must make our routines and body to suit the minimum requirement of sleeping hours to save ourselves from sinister depressions and being a perplexed identity.
Aslo Read: Sleep Deprivation Cures