The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation
We know that sleep recharges our energy and that lack of sleep will effect our daily function and freshness, but these are just simple and superficial problems of lack of sleep. The cumulative effect of sleep deprivation can be devastating for our health. Some of this information will surprise you, but will explain some things that you may not have linked to your sleeping habits.
Cancer Particularly breast cancer and prostate cancer. In fact, the link between lack of sleep and cancer has been investigated in such a comprehensive way that the World Health Organization defined shift work as a carcinogen.
Weight gain For those who try to maintain a healthy weight, lack of sleep is not recommended at all. Fatigue makes people hungrier, and people who don’t sleep enough hours tend to consume hundreds of calories more a day.
Increases the risk of infections Studies have revealed that pro-inflammatory proteins are found in large amounts in people suffering from a lack of sleep. The tendency to inflammation is a danger in itself that can lead to many other diseases.
Depression Lack of sleep not only affects the physical state, but also the mental state. One of the common side effects of lack of sleep is depression. The psychological distress that comes with decreased sleep is a fertile ground for various mental health issues.
Decrease in emotional intelligence Lack of sleep is not expressed only in personal emotional damage. A person who does not get enough sleep finds difficulties to connect and read the feelings of others, including family, friends and colleagues, which may turn out to have serious consequences.
Weakening of the immune system It is well known that when you are sick you need to rest a lot and let your immune system do its work, but the immune system’s ability is a two-way street. It means that if rest is working better to speed up the healing process, restlessness hurts its abilities and leaves our body vulnerable to disease.
Increases the risk of diabetes Many studies have shown that lack of sleep increases the body’s resistance to insulin. The meaning of this effect is increasing many times the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Permanent damage to the skin
Lack of sleep causes the body to release excess amounts of the stress hormone cortisol. One of the actions of this hormone is breaking down the collagen in the skin, the protein that keeps our skin smooth and supple.
Neuronal waste New research created a debate among researchers about the ways in which sleep promotes the removal of “neuronal debris” from the brain. This in turn may affect neruological conditions like MS,Alzeimers and ME.
Decrease in life expectancy The statistics on this issue are clear: people who sleep less than 6 hours a night have four times the risk of death in the next ten years than people who sleep six hours or more at night.
Heart Disease Tension and stress caused by lack of sleep causes the body to release hormones that can cause a heart attack. In fact, people who sleep less than 6 hours a night increase their risk of death by 48% as a result of heart complications later in life.
Our Sleep box won’t solve all these answers but it will help someone understand more about themselves and perhaps start finding the answers they need to get to the point whereby they can sleep like a baby once again.
Sleep Well Wellbeing Box
Our lives work better when we sleep well and there is so much going on in our heads it is no wonder sometimes we find it difficult to let the melatonin release into our brains and let it relax into a deep sleep. Our box will hopefully help this process and at worst help you relax a bit more! The box includes:
- Sleep Well – our meditative CD which helps you relax without doing it consciously
- Notebook – its amazing how appreciating what have achieved enables us to let go of what we haven’t – spend 5 minutes before you go to sleep writing down 5 good things that happened that day even if it’s I have survived another day
- LoveurSleep – Our Oral vitamin Spray will help your body create the melatonin you need naturally and you will find yourself drifting off into a deep slumber without thinking about ( n.b – consult your doctor before taking if already on medication)
- Lavender Candle – Relax in the bath before bed and let the aroma’s relax your mind
- Lavender Pillow case spray – give your pillow case that perfect relaxing smell for you to rest your weary head on
- RRP £45.00