With life being so demanding, more and more people are finding themselves getting less sleep than required due to many reasons; from holding multiple jobs to family demands.
According to health experts, the average person needs at least seven hours of sleep per day.
A lack of sleep can cause a lot of problems, especially health wise, socially, and even in the workplace.
The dangers of not sleeping:
Lack of sleep messes with your emotions
Research has found that insomnia has the strongest link to depression.
A lot of people who suffer from depression and anxiety were reportedly getting less than six hours of sleep a day.
Webmd reports that a lack of sleep impairs attention, alertness, concentration, reasoning, and problem solving.
This will have a negative impact on your work. Not only will it result in you finding it hard to produce a high quality of work, but you can find yourself even unable to solve problems in the workplace.
Research has found that ninety percent of people with insomnia also have another health condition like irregular heartbeat, stroke, heart failure, obesity, and diabetes.
Messes your self-esteem
Have you noticed how a lack of sleep causes sallow skin and puffy eyes? That is because not having enough sleep has an impact on how your skin looks. It can lead to fine lines, dark circles under the eyes, and lackluster skin. This will influence the way you feel about yourself because the way we look impacts the self esteem.
Lack of sleep can also cause you to gain weight, which can have a negative impact on how you view yourself. People who look good tend to feel good about themselves.
Less socially supportive
People who sleep less are reportedly less socially supportive. In an article posted on Huffington Post, it was reported that sleep dampens a human being's ability to empathise with others and to give full consideration to their points of view. This could do harm in the workplace, because they can interfere with teamwork, cooperation, and trust.
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