You’ve heard the rationale and reasons for lack of sleep before …
“I only need a few hours of sleep” – “I couldn’t get to sleep “ – “I tossed and turned all night” These and many other experiences could cause several problems in your health, but I would like to point out four prominent concerns you should be aware of …
#1. Lack of Sleep Makes You Fat
Your body produces the chemical Leptin, which is responsible for you sensing that you are full. The lack of sleep reduces the level of Leptin which in turn causes you to eat more than necessary. In addition, the body’s related chemical, Ghrelin which controls your appetite, increases with the lack of sleep. The combination of feeling hungry and not stopping eating when you should results in storage of unneeded fat. Extended periods of sleep deprivation easily sets the stage for obesity.
#2. Lack of Sleep Makes You Drunk
Studies show lack of sleep produces the same symptoms as drinking alcohol when it comes to reflexes and slowness of making decisions. This combination is extremely dangerous when driving a vehicle or operating machinery which can result in serious injuries or death. As you age over 55 years you produce less and less melatonin which is the key hormone for a good night’s sleep. This explains why seniors feel they need to nap during the day unless they supplement the loss of melatonin with products such as MelaCinn.
#3. Lack of Sleep Can Kill You
Studies have shown lack of sleep leads to or aggravates type 2 Diabetes. Several other diseases are tied to lack of sleep including heart disease, heart attacks, migraines, hypertension in addition to the realistic risk of obesity. Research also shows those who suffer from sleep apnea are far more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer Disease as they age.
- Lack of Sleep Makes You Less Manly!
Studies by the University of Chicago found that subjects deprived of sleep suffered a significant decrease in testosterone equivalent of aging 10 to 15 years. This not only will that affect your sex drive, but your energy level, concentration ability and memory. As one ages over 55 the level of melatonin production decreases which directly affects quality of a night’s sleep. This helps explain why seniors experience the above symptoms. The progress of these symptoms can be slowed by supplementing the melatonin loss with products such as MelaCinn which is designed to replenish the melatonin.