These days there is a high probability that you are not getting enough sleep. Here are 25 scary and surprising effects of sleep deprivation.
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It increases your risk of cancer
Especially breast and prostate cancer. In fact, the link between sleeplessness and cancer has been studied so much that the World Health Organization has considered labeling “shift work” as a carcinogen.
It causes you to gain weight
If you are trying to lose weight then you definitely don’t want to lose sleep as well. Sleepy people are hungrier and tend to eat hundreds of more calories per day.
It increases inflammation throughout your body
This itself turns into a risk factor for numerous other diseases and complications.
It depresses you
While lack of sleep is not a direct cause of depression, the emotional side effects of sleep deprivation are a breeding ground for psychological disorders.
It makes it harder to control your emotions
On the topic of emotions, sleepy people have a harder time controlling their emotional responses. It’s like a drug…you relinquish control of your body.