THE DANGERS of
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Just one week of insufficient sleep
alters the activity of our genes,
which control our response to
stress, immunity, inflammation
and overall health. Here are the
hidden health hazards caused
by sleep deprivation.
Lack of sleep amplifies the brain’s
anticipatory reactions, raising
overall anxiety levels.
Lack of sleep causes a
decrease in neurotransmitters
which regulate mood.
(NATURAL TIME CLOCK)
Leading to poor white blood cell
health, which weakens our
physical stress response.
Excessive sleepiness impairs memory
and the ability to think and process
Lack of sleep negatively
increasing the risk of restricting
blood flow to the brain,
Sleeping between 5 and 6 hours a night
increases the risk of having high blood
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HIGHER RISK OF
When we sleep our blood pressure
drops. Not experiencing this nightly
drop in pressure is a risk factor
for heart disease.
Late night exposure to light
Is linked to reduced melatonin
production, which disrupts estrogen
production. Too much estrogen
promotes the growth of breast cancer.
Lack of sleep triggers our stress
response, leading to the release of the
stress hormones cortisol and
norepenephrine, which are associated
with insulin resistance.
Sleep helps maintain a healthy
balance of the hormones that
make you feel hungry (ghrelin)
or full (leptin). Lack of sleep
causes ghrelln levels to Increase
and leptin to decrease.
PERIODIC LIMB MOVEMENT
OF ADULTS FALL ASLEEP DURING
THE DAY WITHOUT MEANING
TO AT LEAST
ONCE A MONTH
RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROUE
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