Have you been feeling drowsy? Well, it must have been that night when you decided to binge-watch your favourite series.
If not this, then it probably have been a night where you struggled to fall asleep. However, drowsiness is only a superficial effect. There are long-term effects which can permanently damage your health. It is therefore essential that you amidst the chaos of life take quality rest. At times, it is possible that you do not feel anything on an immediate basis, but it does not mean that lack of sleep isn’t doing any harm.
Let’s try and decode what it is that is not letting you have your beauty sleep.
In this age of technology, the primary cause could be that little device that practically walks around with you. It is a common sight to see netizens checking up on their social media before bedtime or children playing games. It is what is coming in the way of a quality eight-hour long sleep. As per research, using the phone before bedtime compromises sleep in the most severe way possible. It is because the light off the screen messes with the brain and disturbs the production of sleep-inducing chemical called melatonin. And a repeated use means a long-term destructive sleeping cycle.
Now, let’s discuss how such a problematic pattern, in turn, causes your health to collapse.
How does sleep deprivation impact health?
According to experts, every adult should take at least seven to eight hours of sleep at night on a daily basis. In case of sleeping for less than the hours as mentioned earlier, the following ill-effects can strike one’s health.