09 May Have a Good Night’s Rest
Sleeping is the most important way you can treat your body. Yes, it is great to drink water and eat healthily but sleeping as such is often overlooked. Most of us tend to quench our thirst and somehow end up maintaining a good diet, but we sacrifice a lot of sleep to indulge in either recreational or professional activities which can lead to a lot of issues down the line. Sleeping is vital to the human body since the body rests and rejuvenates to function effectively the next day; by reducing the amount of time spent sleeping, you’re not giving your body enough time to recharge. Think of your body as a phone battery that can last for 18 hours and then requires 6 hours to recharge. Most of us end up pushing the limits and end up getting only 3 to 4 hours of sleep; this kind of sleep cycle greatly affects the body. Here in this article, we look at some of the negative effects of having little to no sleep.
1. Bad memory
For anyone to learn a skill or to learn something that they have studied they would be required to play it out in their heads and practice it. And unlike what most people believe, it is essential to close the books after a point and trust in your brain to practice what you’ve learnt while you sleep. So don’t be surprised the next time you reach an examination and have no recollection of what you studied; it is probably down to your lack of sleep.
2. Less Creative
Some people argue that the best minds find inspiration at the oddest of times. Although this isn’t an article to nullify that argument; this article is to say that sleeping can actually make you more creative. A recent study suggested that your emotional capacity is strengthened by sleep along with the ability of the mind to notice patterns. These functions essentially improve the creative capacity of your brain tremendously.
3. Losing the wrong weight
People who are sleep deprived or who have weird sleep cycles tend to lose the wrong kind of weight. A lot of people lose weight due to improper sleep cycles because a healthy sleep cycle will result in the loss of fat weight while a disturbed sleep cycle will result in the loss of muscle weight. So on the surface, it will look like you are thinning, but in reality, you are causing yourself more harm than good.