Not getting enough sleep has some health consequences, some of which are dangerous and far from trivial.
The consequence of lack of sleep: hypertension.
According to the specialist, in connection with a lack of sleep, there may be not only an increase in blood pressure, but also dizziness, tremors in the body, sweating, shortness of breath, and a throbbing headache. If they appear, this portends a deterioration in the cardiovascular system.
The consequence of lack of sleep: blurred vision.
Lack of sleep contributes to swelling of the optic nerve, an increase in intracranial pressure, as a result of which the quality of vision deteriorates significantly.
A consequence of sleep deprivation: obesity.
If a person sleeps only five hours a night, their risk of gaining extra pounds rises by 50%. Even more sleep deprivation increases the risk of obesity by 74%.
The consequence of a lack of sleep: fatigue.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is dangerous because a person can “get lost” – get disoriented in time and space due to specific disorders of brain activity. Other symptoms of the syndrome include a constant feeling of weakness and discomfort, chills, and muscle pain.
The consequence of lack of sleep: hormonal disorders.
The sleep hormone melatonin is most active at 2 a.m. If a person is regularly awake at such a time, there may be a deficiency of melatonin, which is dangerous because it accelerates the aging process of the body.
The consequence of lack of sleep: deterioration in appearance.
With a lack of sleep, a person looks older than his age. In such circumstances, the synthesis of collagen and elastin proteins, on which the skin framework, its elasticity and non-susceptibility to wrinkles depend, is disrupted.
A consequence of a lack of sleep: impotence.
Lack of sleep leads to a decrease in the production of testosterone, the main hormone for men.