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Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Deprivation

You destroy your health if you regularly ignore your body’s need for sleep to repair and recharge. Research shows most adults need right around eight hours of sleep each night for optimal health and disease

prevention. Children and teens need more. You will also typically need more sleep when you’re ill or recuperating from an illness.

What effect does Sleep Deprivation have on our bodies:

  • Increased sensitivity to pain. In other words, painkillers may not work if you’re sleep deprived
  • Reduced ability to perform tasks
  • Reduced productivity at work
  • Reduced ability to learn or remember
  • Increased risk of type 2 diabetes obesity, cancer, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and  cardiovascular disease
  • Increased risk of anxiety and depression
  • Increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Decreased immune function
  • Increased susceptibility to stomach ulcers
  • Increased expression of genes associated with inflammation, immune excitability, diabetes, cancer risk and stress
  • Premature aging by interfering with growth hormone production, normally released by your pituitary gland during deep sleep
  • Reduced regulation of emotions and emotional perception


Remedies: Melatonin, Valerian root, Chamomile, 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), Turn off Wifi, Keep electrical devices away from bed, Sleep in a black room, Avoid Alcohol, Avoid Caffeine in the afternoon