Effects of sleep deprivation (insomnia) are worse thank you think!

Sleep deprivation affects you in several and serious ways.

Can't fall asleep? You're not alone. Millions of people suffer from insomnia and other sleep disorders every year. While there are many ways to treat these disorders, one of the most important is getting enough sleep.

Unfortunately, many people don't understand the serious effects that sleep deprivation can have on their health and well-being. Here are the dangers of not getting enough sleep showing how important it is to a good night's rest. So, if you're having trouble sleeping, read on! You may be surprised at just how important your nightly slumber really is.

Here are the most common ways you can be affected by sleep deprivation.

  • Sleep deprivation can lead to weight gain
  • Lack of sleep may cause you to be less productive and earn less revenue
  • Sleep deprivation can lead to depression and anxiety
  • It's important for your health to get enough sleep
  • Your immune system might not work as well if you don't get enough sleep
  • You could have a higher risk of accidents or injuries if you're tired all the time, which is why it's so important that we make sure we're getting enough rest at night!
  • Studies show that people who are deprived of sleep tend to have lower levels of self-control and moral reasoning when making decisions
  • The more often someone skips out on their nightly slumber, the more likely they are going to experience memory loss over time
  • Stress is the one of the most common and crucial effects of insomnia

As shown above, there are many reasons why you should get enough sleep, but maybe a list of items doesn’t really sink in. Here are some stats that may shock you.

  • According to U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 100,000 traffic crashes can be attributed to drowsy driving per year. This includes more than 1,500 deaths and greater than 70,000 injuries. Furthermore, accidents occur between midnight and 6 a.m. which means they are not sleeping.
  • Its estimated that the United States loses over $411 billion of lost productivity per year. That’s 2.92 percent of its total GDP due to sleep deprivation.
  • sleep-deprived participants chose snacks with twice as much fat as those who slept at least 8 hours

It’s pretty clear sleep is important and sleep deprivation should be addressed as quickly as possible. Rad Health Inc promotes total health and wellness and its starts with better sleep!

A good start to getting better sleep every night could be found on our blog "5 ways to beat insomnia" or read " Here's how to build a routine to fall asleep faster." 

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