Sleep deprivation impacts more than one-third of the population. This growing problem can have many adverse effects on our longevity and health. Sleep is essential for our body’s recovery and our ability to feel re-energised as we start a new cycle everyday.
Here are some ways that lack of sleep can impact your vitality and create long term health challenges:
- Weight gain:
Sleep-deprived individuals tend to choose foods that are high in calories and carbohydrates. Sleep deprivation also decreases our ability to feel full when consuming food which leads to overeating.
- Impaired mental function & Lack of focus:
For people with sleep deprivation, insomnia, sleep apnea, or other conditions that prevent getting adequate rest, short-term daytime cognitive impairment is common. In addition, multiple studies have linked poor sleep with longer-term cognitive decline, including the development of dementia and Alzheimer’s dementia.
- Productivity loss:
A person who gets 90 minutes less than desired sleep will lose 4 hours of productivity the following day.
- Intimacy issues:
Sleep deprivation is strongly linked to erectile disfunction.
- Increased stress & anxiety:
Sleep deprivation can worsen anxiety symptoms, spurring a negative cycle involving insomnia and anxiety disorders.
- Your mood & irritability:
Studies show people who are sleep deprived report increases in negative moods (anger, frustration, irritability, sadness) and decreases in positive moods. And sleeplessness is often a symptom of mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety. It can also raise the risk of, and even contribute to, developing some mood disorders.
- Increased risk of several diseases such as: diabetes, heart disease, depression and obesity:
Persons who struggle with sleep deprivation have been found to be at increased risk for a number of cardiovascular diseases. Notably, hypertension, stroke, coronary heart disease and irregular heartbeats have been found to be more common among those with disordered sleep. Research has also found that insufficient sleep is linked to an increased risk for the development of type 2 diabetes.
Are you ready to finally get a hold of your sleep patterns and establish bulletproof habits to protect your sleeping time? If so, then you've come to the right place as this talk will help you with exactly that. Our talk will provide you with many tools and tips, each one adding to the quality of your sleep, so bring your pen and paper.
Once you implement these changes and get regular, restorative sleep, be prepared to step into a life of vitality and ease. That's the potential that daily restful sleep can have for you.
- How our modern lifestyle impacts your sleep
- Tangible steps to reclaim a restful night's rest every night
- The benefits of sleep and why deep, restorative sleep is necessary for your optimum health
- What circadian rhythms are and how they impact sleep