Do You Know the Short- and Long-Term Side Effects of Insomnia?

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You’ve experienced this at least once in your life — it’s 3 o clock in the morning, you’re still wide awake, and no matter how hard you try to fall back asleep, you can’t. The next day, you are irritable, sleepy, and plainly just not your usual self.  This is an immediate effect of the onset of a single episode of insomnia. Now, think of what other things this condition can bring you if you continue to have sleepless nights.

What are the short-term health effects of insomnia?

550924454_1395898914Just one missed night of sleep messes up your system. According to the director of the Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory at the University of California Berkeley, Matthew Walker,  the fight or flight response of a person’s body goes haywire when you miss one night of sleep.

Memory recall and speech control also suffers and you become irritable. Concentration is likewise affected. In fact, about 200,000 vehicle accidents that happen yearly are caused by sleepy drivers — a number that is surprisingly more than accidents caused by drunk driving.

Missing a night’s sleep also mimics someone who has had a certain level of alcohol in his/her system and/or a profile of a person with acute psychiatric disorders.

Cortisol, a hormone attributed to stress, depression, and cardiovascular disease, also builds up in the body instead of being regulated through a good night’s sleep. When a person experiences chronic insomnia, a slew of health consequences is experienced and can be fatal.

What are the long-term health effects of insomnia?

Stress attributed to sleep deprivation and insomnia have serious health effects. The body’s defense mechanisms are strained and can lead to physical collapse.

People with chronic insomnia are also prone to weight gain that can lead to obesity.

Within a week of successive sleepless nights, hypertension can set in, body temperature becomes unregulated, and brain function is affected such that the person may experience paranoia, hyperemotionality, and hallucinations.

Over time, a person has a higher risk of developing diabetes, depression, heart attack, or stroke.

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