Student Village Academy Forums HEALTH AND RELATIONSHIPS The Toll Poor Sleep Takes on your Appearance and Health

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      Shekinah Brama
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      When you think about all the things that can affect your skin, sleep isn’t usually the first thing to come to mind. You may have heard that quality sleep is essential for overall well being, but did you know that it’s also a big factor that impacts our appearance?

      HOW SLEEP DEPRIVATION AFFECTS YOUR APPEARANCE

      Skin: Not only does poor sleep affect your skin but also it’s normal functions- like collagen production. Excess cortisol due to the stress of sleep deprivation is a common cause of acne.

      Hair: Since collagen production is affected when we don’t get enough sleep,your hair can be more prone to thinning or hair loss.

      Eyes: lack of sleep can cause the blood vessels around your eyes to dilate and create dark circles or puffiness. Depending on your natural skin tone, these dark circles may be visible as shades of blue, purple, black or brown.

      HOW SLEEP DEPRIVATION AFFECTS YOUR MIND

      Impact of poor sleep on your mind:

      Studies show that sleep deprivation can affect memory function and emotional stability,as well as impair decision making skills. poor sleep can hurt your performance at work ,lead to mood swings and enhance emotions like anger and sadness.

      HOW SLEEP DEPRIVATION AFFECTS YOUR BODY

      Impact of poor sleep on your body:

      Prolonged deprivation can make you feel sluggish and fatigued. Other studies have linked lack of sleep to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and high cholesterol due to the higher levels of cortisol.

      THE LINK BETWEEN LACK OF SLEEP AND WEIGHT GAIN

      Sleep deprivation has been linked to weight gain and a higher risk of obesity in men and women. Similarly, people with severe sleep apnea tend to experience increased weight gain.

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      justseyi
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      This is good content, thanks.

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