Lack Of Sleep Changes Behaviour, Study Says


Sleep is for the weak or sleeping for a week? Either way, sleeping is a very important part of our daily lives. It’s the only time we can actually rest from all the thoughts and activities for the day.

Getting enough sleep is such an amazing feeling because you’re able to start and end your day productively. On the other hand, waking up after an inadequate sleep makes us irritable, and this is one of the few ways lack of sleep changes behaviour.

Read more on that in this article by Jakke Tamminen on Daily Mail:

How lack of sleep changes your PERSONALITY: Just one restless night can make you emotionally detached, irrational, and willing to risk a lot

In 1959, Peter Tripp, a popular New York DJ, pledged to stay awake for 200 hours for charity while continuing to host his radio show. Read more…

It’s alarming how lack of sleep changes behaviour, especially because your productivity may be disrupted. It can also affect your relationships with the people around you. Some studies also say that lack of sleep can increase unnecessary food cravings.

In this article by Alex Davis on Science World Report, studies show that lack of sleep can also lead to weight gain, possibly obesity:

Lack Of Sleep Can Lead To Obesity; Research Shows

Health experts are alarmed with the increasing number of obese children. They have studied all the causes. Current research shows that kids who sleep less, eat more that can lead to obesity. Read more…

Finally, here’s an article by Alice Gregory on Daily Mail on how sleep deficiency can also cause depression. This will help you on what you can do about your lack of sleep affecting your behaviour, mental and physical health:

Why a lack of sleep makes us depressed: Expert reveals what YOU can do about it

Historically, insomnia has been thought of as secondary to other disorders such as depression. Read more…

Now that you know how lack of sleep changes behaviour, maybe it’s time that you develop a healthy routine that can help you achieve a good night’s sleep. The minimum hours required per day is 7  to 9 hours, and if you’re not having that much, then you have to change that.

Enough sleep can make you happy, energized, and stress-free. It also offers benefits beyond mental health such as boosting your metabolism, stimulating blood flow, and decreasing your risk of chronic diseases. People of all ages can benefit from these things, so better get to bed instead of scrolling through your social media sites all night.


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