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Sleeeping a lot and well is very important for our health; on the contrary sleeping too little can worsen our mood drastically and causes symptoms... Let's see the main ones together.
1. Depression, apathy and tiredness. Sleep deprivation is closely connected to a seratonin reduction, which is the hormone of wellness and melatonin precursor, a substance that favors the natural rhythm sleep and wakefulness; sleep deprivation will increase irritability and mood will be out of balance.
2. Overweight and obesity. Few hours of night sleep can cause appetite changes: leptin level diminishes (it is a substance responsible for the sense of satiety) and ghrelin (hormone which stimulates hunger) and insulin (hormone which favors sugar entry into the cells with a parallel growth of fat tissue) levels increase.
3. Hypertension and cariovascular diseases. If you are used to keeping early hours blood pressure could increase considerably as the risk of cardiovascular diseases because while you sleep the cardiac activity slows down and blood pressure diminishes; if sleep is not enough, stress and tension will be unavoidable consequences.
4. Reduction of immune system. Our immune system works mainly at night, during the sleep, and it produces substances that protect us from diseases and infections; not sleeping much can mean getting sick more easily.
5. Thyroid disorders. The lack of a deep and lasting sleep can cause a TSH reduction resulting in an appearance of hypothyroidism ( when thyroid works so little and so poorly) and classical symptoms as weight gain, tiredness and mood swings.
6. Memory loss. During REM the brain works through the experiences of the day and fixes memories and just faced situations; if you do not sleep much, it is difficult to reach the REM sleep and memory may be affected.
7. The same insomnia. Insomnia in turn can be another stressful factor: a vicious circle is formed that can take to important physical and psychological changes including muscle reduction with a following increase in tiredness and asthenia.