Here are 10 surprising things that happen due to lack of sleep:
- Accidents, Sleep deprivation is one of the biggest disasters factors in the history other than nuclear accidents at Three Mile Island in 1979, the biggest oil spill Exxon Valdez, Chernobyl nuclear crisis in 1986, and so forth.Sounds excessive, but you must realize that lack of sleep also affects your safety every day on the road. Drowsiness can slow down your time driving, which is equivalent when you are drunk while driving. A study conducted by Safety Institute National Highway Traffic Americans showed that fatigue causes 100,000 car accidents and 1,500 deaths a year in the U.S.. The victim was a person under the age of 25 years old. The same study shows, if you lack sleep or have a low sleep quality, then it can cause accidents and injuries at work. In one study, workers who complain of excessive sleepiness during the day are vulnerable injured at work and constantly experience the same accident at work.
- It causes depression. A study on1997, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania reported that people who sleep less than 5 hours per day for seven days led to stress, anger, sadness, and mental fatigue. In addition, lack of sleep and sleep disorders can cause symptoms of depression. The most common sleep disorder is insomnia, which has strong links with depression. A study on 2007 involving 10,000 people revealed that people with insomnia 5 times more prone to depression. In fact, insomnia is often one of the first symptoms of depression. Insomnia and no appetite due to depression are related. Sleep deprivation exacerbates symptoms of depression and depression makes you more difficult to sleep. On the positive side, a good sleep pattern can help treat depression.
- Reduce Libido, lack of sleep in men and women reduce libido and sexual disfunction. This is due to depleted energy, drowsiness, and rising tension. For men who suffer from sleep apnea (breathing problems during sleep disturbing) lack of sleep cause sexual arousal sluggish. A study published on the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism in 2002 showed, almost all people who suffer from sleep apnea have lower testosterone levels. Nearly half of people who suffer from severe sleep apnea have a low testosterone level at night.