What happens to your body when you don't sleep well?

You do not sleep well

If you are tired during the day and you know you don't sleep well at night, it is time to remedy. Since we were little we were forced to turn off the television at 9 o'clock at night, and we would hear that saying: "You need to sleep eight hours ...".

We got older and now television is the least intervening between our hours of sleep. Most of the time it is a busy lifestyle, a complicated schedule, an appointment that worries us, social networks, etc.. All of this influences your life and you don't sleep well.

Sleep at least 7 hours

When you don't sleep well, experts advise a minimum of seven hours of sleep for adults. Not reaching that amount implies a series of possible negative effects, which can become health risks.


Consequences for your health if you don't sleep well


It is a simple mathematical formula. Bad sleep = Constant Tiredness = Less Exercise + Carbohydrates (in a desperate attempt by the body to seek the energy it does not have). Total: several kilos added.

Premature aging

If you don't sleep well I know accelerates the appearance of wrinkles. Many men believe that this is an exclusively female concern. However, men also wrinkle faster when we do not sleep well.


In addition to eating worse and in a disorderly way, lack of sleep triggers insulin reaction, the immediate consequence of which is that blood sugar levels skyrocket.

 Vulnerable immune system

General tiredness causes low defenses. If you don't sleep well, you don't rest and you are exposed to different common diseases.

Hypertension and heart disease

If you skip the hours of sleep, this implies that the heart must work harder to keep blood pressure at optimal levelss.

Psychological consequences

Bad mood and irritability: People who sleep poorly seem to get upset about everything.

DepressionAs easy as getting upset, getting depressed is just as easy.

Increases the risk of falling into addictions such as tobacco, alcohol, and even drugs.

You have to have priorities. Sleeping well should always be one of them.


Image sources: La Prensa newspaper  /    blogs on Sport Life

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