What medical problems are associated with not getting enough sleep?

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Everybody knows that getting enough quality sleep is important, but just how important? Well, sleep’s impact on health and fitness is immense. Sleep, or the lack of it, affects both our quality of life and the frequency of health problems.

Without adequate sleep, we can be crabby, ill-tempered, and run-down. Studies confirm that we don’t perform as well on either mental or physical tasks when we are sleep deprived.

These problems become worse the less sleep you get. In fact, chronic sleep deprivation makes it easier to catch colds and other common illnesses as well as raising the risk of more serious health issues, including:

  • Increased risk of dying prematurely
  • Greater insulin resistance and less insulin efficiency
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Depression

In general, you should be getting at least 6 hours of quality sleep every night because these health conditions are closely associated with averaging 6 hours or less of sleep nightly.

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