Almost everyone has experienced feeling irritable and unable to properly perform the most basic of tasks after a few days of not sleeping well. Even just a night without enough proper sleep, you’d most likely feel sleepy and drowsy during the day. The negative effects of not getting enough sleep may build up over time, eventually wreaking havoc on your mental, physical, and emotional health. Here’s how to recognize the warning signals.

Breakouts

There have been studies that have found that there is a link between the lack of sleep and breakouts. Not getting enough sleep will reflect on your skin by getting a ton of breakouts, you’ll get dull and dry skin, plus, you’d look very tired even with one night of no sleep. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body’s immune system will start to plummet, and in return, will reflect on your skin, causing these skin problems.

Tired Eyes

Of course, if you don’t get even a night’s rest, your eyes will show how tired you are. Your eyes would look sullen and tired, indicating your lack of sleep the night or previous nights before. Your eyes could also become red and puffy without your needed sleep.

Eyebags or Dark Undereyes

As mentioned, not getting enough sleep will surely reflect on your eyes. And if you continuously don’t get the sleep that you need, your dark circle will continue to grow bigger and darker until you are able to recuperate and let your body sleep.

Craving Junk Food

After a sleepless night, you’ll find yourself wanting to eat junk food rather than something healthy. When you don’t get enough sleep, your brain is more prone to want unhealthy snacks and meals. It’s possible that when you’re sleepy, your reasoning and decision-making aren’t as keen, making it easier for other impulses to take over, making you eat junk instead.

Weight Gain

When you receive a decent night’s rest, your body can correctly manage the hormones ghrelin and leptin, which impact how hungry you feel. Without them, you may feel tempted to consume more than you need, which can lead to weight gain. And, as previously said, a sleep-deprived brain is more prone to give in to cravings, prompting you to overeat and gain weight.

You’ll Feel Moody

Irritability is one of the biggest signs of poor sleep. You’ll feel a lot more stressed, angry, even mentally exhausted even if you haven’t done anything yet. However, after a good night’s rest, you’ll feel a lot more relaxed and happy, being able to return to “normal.”

Unfocused

Even a few hours of insufficient sleep might make you drowsy and impair your attention and memory. This may impair your performance at work or, worse, behind the wheel of your car.

Bottomline

Getting enough sleep is very important. It will affect your daily life and just make everything a lot harder to do. So, you must get sufficient sleep to keep your body up and running to do all of your daily tasks. 

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