The Effect of Sleep Deprivation for Physical and Mental Condition

Be careful with the habits of staying up because of the influence of sleep deprivation on health can not be underestimated. Drowsiness and difficulty concentrating are just a few of the effects of sleep deprivation needs to be known.


A study published in the journal Sleep shows that the level of accuracy in tasks requiring memory can be reduced by up to 15 percent if we are sleep deprived. Sleep helps the brain to gather information, so without adequate rest time our brains have trouble storing important data.

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The importance of quality sleep is also associated with weight loss. "Some research suggests lack of sleep over the years affect metabolism, increasing the risk of obesity and diabetes mellitus," said Siobhan Banks, researchers in the field of psychiatry.

Studies in Canada also show people who often lack sleep (only sleep 5-6 hours a night), the risk of obesity rose 69 percent, compared with those who slept 7-8 hours.

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Research has shown that antibodies in the body of people who received the vaccine in the sleep-deprived 50 per cent weaker than people who break time enough. In addition, levels of C-reactive protein as a marker of heart disease risk, will increase if you are used to sleeping late.

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During sleep the body produces melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep cycles. Decrease in mean sleep time reduces melatonin synthesis process. Enough sleep also helps the body produce more antioxidants to fight free radicals. Melatonin also increases the effectiveness of vitamin C, other antioxidants.