Do you have trouble sleeping? Many people struggle to get the sleep their body needs, but they don’t know the reason behind it and finding a solution can be tough.
Determining the root cause of your sleep deprivation is necessary as it can severely affect both your personal and professional life. Some of those effects are mild, while others can be much more serious.
You can avoid these issues simply by getting enough sleep. Before we explore the possible reasons for sleeplessness, let’s discuss the adverse effects of not getting enough sleep.
The Negative Effects of Not Sleeping Enough
One of the first signs of lack of sleep is the general tiredness you experience throughout the day. As you go longer without getting proper rest, you will experience deeper exhaustion, something that can’t be fixed by just a night or two of good sleep – eventually leading to several health issues.
Slow Cognitive Processes
Not getting enough sleep has adverse impacts on your ability to think and process information. You will face trouble performing even simple tasks of the day.
If you fail to get enough sleep, you will often experience tiredness in your eyes and blurred vision. This can lead to struggling to read and concentrate.
Poor Immune System
Going without sleep for long periods of time will compromise your immune system and your body’s natural ability to fight illness. Studies have shown that those who sleep less than 6 hours a night have a much higher chance of getting sick than those who sleep 6+ hours.
Activities like driving become much more dangerous when someone is sleep deprived. It’s been proven that sleep deprivation causes more car accidents than drugs and alcohol combined.
Building Healthy Sleep Habits
Just a few changes in your sleep habits can make a world of a difference to your health, your relationships, your productivity at work and your future. The infographic below is full of actionable tips you can start implementing today that will get things moving in the right direction.