Do You Feel Any Of These When You Wake Up In The Mornings 🤷
If so, this post is for you.
The best indication of whether you're well-rested or not is how you feel when you wake up in the morning and how you feel throughout the day.
Sleep is a powerful predictor of all-cause mortality. If you get less than five hours of sleep per night, your risk of dying increases by about 12%.
Let's talk about what can happen if you don't get good sleep:
1. Your Cognitive Function will be affected
Your focus and concentration decreases. You will have brain fog. You might also experience low memory and lack of creativity.
2. Your Heart will be greatly affected by poor sleep.
The risk of getting a heart attack and stroke goes up. And people tend to have more high blood pressure.
3. Your Mood will be distorted
You are most likely to experience more anxiety, more depression, more irritability and more overall stress.
4. Your Hormones, the Endocrine System, is greatly influenced by your sleep cycle.
For men, their testosterone and libido for both men and women are negatively affected by poor sleep.
Infertility is another thing that might arise by lack of quality sleep.
5. Your Inflammation goes up causing you to have more pain.
6. The Blood Sugar worsens because of the increased Cortisol.
When you are not sleeping adequately, a stress hormone called glucocorticoid is released which causes your body to start making more sugar even when you are not eating.
7. More Weight Gain can also be experienced because of the worsening blood sugar.
What most people don't know is that the majority of fat you burn happens when you are sleeping. If you are not having enough sleep, you might find it difficult to lose weight.
8. Your Immune System is highly influenced by the quality of sleep
People that don't sleep adequately are more susceptible to getting infections because they have weakened immune systems.
In my next post tomorrow, I will be talking about the factors contributing to poor sleep and how to get better sleep quality.
But for the meantime, ensure you have 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night.
I know many people will say that it is difficult to do or find excuses to not heed to this advice but remember HEALTH IS WEALTH.
If your body breaks, the time you don't have to give to have a quality sleep will be collected by force and you might not like the repercussions that comes with it.
REMEMBER THIS: Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.