Is a Lack of Sleep Causing Your Body to Suffer?

Posted on Sep 6, 2016


Think about this for a moment: you spend a third of your lifetime sleeping. With that in mind, how’s your current mattress? Now consider this: does a lack of sleep cause your body to suffer? You bet it does!

Sleep is vitally important to your everyday life. You need to sleep. But a lot of people don’t get very good sleep and/or they don’t get enough sleep. Therefore, they’re much less productive at work, and worse than that– they don’t feel good.

A lack of sleep leads to a whole host of problems. For instance, it messes with your hormones, including ones few talk about: ghrelin and leptin. They’re “out of whack” when you don’t get proper sleep, leading you to crave junk food and want to eat larger than normal portions. So, a lack of sleep could be making you fat.

Next up, a lack of sleep can lead to a resistance of insulin, which therefore increases your risk of getting diabetes. Yikes!

Feeling depressed? Insomnia and depression are quite the pair. Those with insomnia often feel more depressed than those without, and to make matters worse, those with depression often battle with insomnia.

What else can a lack of sleep interfere with? Well, the less sleep you get the harder it is to remember things. And less sleep often means more stress which can then lead to heart disease. A lack of sleep can even contribute to osteoporosis and changes in your bone density.

Ideally, you want to get about 7 hours of sleep a night to stay healthy. For better sleep, exercise regularly, avoid caffeine, nap when you need to, and make your bedroom a relaxing place free from distraction.

If your current bed is not helping you sleep, consider getting a different one. You’re also welcome to visit Lakewoods Chiropractic for an adjustment, to help your body feel better. Call 651-464-0800 to schedule an appointment.

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