6 Dangerous Effects of Sleeping Late

6 Dangerous Effects of Sleeping Late

Many people sleep late at nights. Some watch their favorite movie, some party, some read books and so on instead of sleeping. These habits should be avoided at late nights.

According to National Sleep Foundation, an average adult needs seven to nine hours of sleep every night. Getting sleep for six hours or less a night can actually put your health in danger. One night of less sleep doesn’t affect your health, but a week can. Research suggests that people, who got less sleep for a week, were at an increased risk of developing some serious problems.

This article focuses on the harmful effects of sleeping late.

  1. Stress: Stress symptoms are associated with the amount of sleep a person gets each day. People who sleep late experience high levels of stress when compared to people who sleep for seven-nine hours. Sleeping late leads to mental illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease. People sleeping late tend to have sleeping pills, which further increases the stress levels.
  2. Obesity: Less hours of sleep forces your body to produce more amounts of hunger hormone ghrelin, when this happens people tend to feel hungrier than usual. Hence people who get less sleep tend to serve large portions of food; they go for junk food etc. All these habits lead to obesity.
  3. Stroke: People who received less hours of sleep are 4 times more likely to develop a stroke when compared to people who had seven to nine hours of sleep.
  4. Diabetes: In people who sleep late, the body doesn’t respond well to insulin. This can lead to high levels of insulin which can in turn lead to diabetes.
  5. Heart disease: According to research conducted in 2011, people who have less sleep tend to produce more amounts of chemicals and hormones that are related to heart disease. To be particular, people who sleep for less than six hours are 48 percent more likely to develop heart disease.
  6. Death: People who get less hours of sleep are more likely to die younger. A study conducted in 2010 shows that men who slept for less than six hours a night were four times more likely to die within a 14-year period.

Now, that you know the ill-effects of sleep deprivation, to keep yourselves healthy, see that you sleep for seven to nine hours a day. For more information, consult a family practice doctor online at eVaidya now!


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