Wellness - General Health | 18+ yrs

Sleep And Diseases

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Do you know that just one sleepless night can greatly affect your mental health and make you feel irritated the next day? In today's hectic lifestyle, most of us complain about lack of sleep due to erratic work hours, deadlines, targets and delayed flights. Increased screen time before bed is yet another reason for less sleep time. Long-term sleep deprivation has many ill effects on our body.

A good night’s sleep is the key to a healthy lifestyle. Apart from being a great mood enhancer, 7-8 hours of shut-eye is essential for your overall well-being.

Do you know that your creativity is at the peak after a good night’s sleep? Good sleep can also lower stress levels and improve your grades. Whether you are trying to lose some weight or worrying about your cardiovascular health, adequate sleep could do wonders for your health.

Read the ClipBook below to know the alarming facts about how lack of sleep is related to host of ailments. Also read many benefits of sleep. Sleep tight.

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11 Surprising Health Benefits Of Sleep

Sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles. Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more.

Is Lack Of Sleep Responsible For Your Weight Gain?

Sleep and weight loss form a vicious cycle. Sleep deprivation can sabotage your waistline and your health. When you are sleep-deprived, your metabolism is slower which make you pile on some kilos.

Why Skipping Sleep Leads To Weight Gain

Recent studies have suggested an association between sleep duration and weight gain. Sleeping less than five hours — or more than nine hours — a night appears to increase the likelihood of weight gain.

Sleep Deprivation: A Cause Of High Blood Pressure?

It's thought that sleeping fewer than six hours a night could be linked to increased blood pressure. People who sleep five hours or less a night may be at higher risk of developing high blood pressure or worsening already high blood pressure. Ther...

Demanding Targets Make Employees Sleep Less Than 4-6 Hours

Nearly 56 per cent of corporate employees sleep less than 6 hours in a day due to high stress levels that arise out of tough targets set for themselves by employers and cause diseases like hypertension, sugar, according to ASSOCHAM Healthcare Comm...

Connection Between Sleep And Diabetes

Diabetes and sleep problems often go hand in hand. Diabetes can cause sleep loss, and there’s evidence that not sleeping well can increase your risk of developing diabetes.

Sleep And Depression

If you've been diagnosed with clinical depression, you may be having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep. There's a reason for that. There is a definite link between lack of sleep and depression. In fact, one of the common signs of depressi...

How Your Sleep Affects Your Heart

Several recent studies show links between shortened sleep duration, defined as less than six hours of sleep, and increased risk of heart disease. Interestingly, long sleepers -- those who averaged nine or more hours a night -- also showed a 38% in...

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