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Dangers from regular sleep deprivation

Regular sleep deprivationEverybody knows that sleep means health and energy, so it’s very important to get enough sleep. Check out what dangers the lack of sleep hides and take the necessary measures.

# Sleep deprivation results in increased anxiety and even depression.

# Even if it looks strange, systematic lack of sleep leads to gaining weight. Blood pressure is increased and diabetes may be provoked. The reason is that the body produces more insulin in chronic sleep deprivation, because blood glucose increases from the inability to be fully utilized. Excess insulin leads to accumulation of fat and from there the road to obesity and hypertension becomes quite direct. Impaired glucose tolerance, which is consequence of sleep loss, is a precursor to diabetes. Continue reading