In today's society, individuals often times neglect sleep in order to be more productive. Taking naps and getting adequate amounts of sleep now has a lazy conotation to it in today's society. Today, I'm going to discuss the risks of not getting enough sleep. By the end of this article, one will notice how counterproductive not getting enough sleep is.
First, without the proper amounts of sleep, the brain and the body can not function properly. The CDC reported that insufficient sleep is associated with chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression. Further more, insuficient sleep is now one of the top triggers for weight gain and obesity. Other deprived sleep related issues include difficulty driving, difficulty concentrating on things, difficulty remembering things, difficulty working on hobbies, difficulty with financial affairs, and difficulty performing employed or vollunteer work. Physically, individuals who do not get enough sleep will expirience fatigue, pain, depression, weight gain, heart disease, and death.
Adults typically need 7-9 hours of sleep to aviod the counterproductive behaviors which a lack of sleep produces.