How insomnia affects your body in various ways

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How insomnia affects your body in various ways

A healthy body needs a lot of things to stay healthy and well. It includes good nutrition, workout, healthy water intake and a sound sleep. However, a sound sleep has turned into a luxury as people these days have lots of issues like unhealthy working hours, stress and other things. The condition of sleeplessness is called insomnia. It is a serious problem that impacts the health of the person. If you fail to sleep properly then it leads to various health problems like irritation, fatigue etc. However, there are other health problems that triggered by insomnia.  (Also read: What are the food items that help you to fall asleep)

Central nervous system
The central nervous system is important for the input and output of the information. To ensure that it works efficiently, it is important to sleep well.If you do not sleep well then it impacts your mental state and capacity of your nervous system. Due to which your brain finds it hard to retain new information. It also affects the exchange of information.

It hurts the health of your heart
How insomnia affects your body in various ways
When you sleep a little or don’t sleep well, then it affects the health of your heart. The sleeplessness leads to the risk of various cardiovascular problems. The people with insomnia have a higher risk of having a heart stroke. (Also read: What are the different body odours you must never ignore)

Immune system
When you are sound asleep then only your immune system develops compounds to protect your body against infections, virus attacks etc. However, when you don’t sleep well or you are dealing with insomnia then your immune system doesn’t work well and turns weak. As a result, you turn more vulnerable to diseases.

Weight gain
According to a study if you do not get good sleep at night, it affects the metabolic activities of the body. As a result, you are more likely to gain weight. Other than that when you don’t get enough sleep, it leads to the development of ghrelin hormone. This hormone makes you feel hungry despite eating well.

Fall in the libido
When you don’t sleep well it leads to a fall in testosterone hormone which in turn effect your libido according to a study.(Also read: What are the biggest health myths that people still believe)

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