Sleep Deprivation Has Dangerous Effects on Your Health! See the Proof

You May Have to Slow Down on All-nighters

Are you addicted to all-nighters? If yes, you could be doing more harm than good to yourself. Sleep is an essential process in all organisms and it’s importance cannot be taken lightly. Sleep deprivation may actually land you into the very problems you’re trying to escape.

A normal human being needs an average of eight hours of sleep. If you are getting any less, that could be the reason you rarely have a great day in campus.

Sleep deprivation is the major reason why some students are ever grumpy and moody. It is easy to blame your foul mood on the professor or your colleague but sometimes the problem is just a wink of sleep.

Did you know that sleep boosts your mental well being? Well, this includes your memory too. The reason behind your short memory could easily be sleep deprivation and will continue to slump your academic performance unless you take appropriate action.

Lack of sufficient sleep generally affects your health and well being by slowing down crucial body-processes. Sleep deprivation can easily weaken your immune system, leaving you prone to colds and flu. It can also cause excessive weight gain which brings with it high blood pressure and heart diseases. You don’t wont me to bore you to sleep with the scientific explanations. Do you?

For a student,  sleep deprivation may not appear as a serious problem but once you realise what’s at stake, you might want to take a nap. Your brain should always be optimised for learning and remembering.  Needless to say, your mental well being determines how well these two functions are performed and that’s where sleep comes in.

You might not have noticed just yet that you are suffering sleep deprivation. Why don’t you try this simple self-diagnosis. Are you constantly feeling tired and irritable? Do you seem to easily forget things you’ve studied at an ‘abnormal rate?’ Are you constantly suffering from flu and colds? Are you moody, cranky and grumpy most of the time? Have you noticed that you get into small accidents too often?

If you are saying yes to all these, you could be suffering from sleep deprivation. This is of-course not a professional diagnosis. It’s always safer to see your doctor when such ‘symptoms’ worsen.

As a student, you need to get enough sleep to ensure you are always at your best. There’s definitely a lot of other things to do but your health should always come before anything else. Sleep deprivation may deny you that coveted graduation classification you’re chasing after. Help yourself.

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