Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Suffering from insomnia? Symptoms of not sleeping well and effect on health

Snehal Mathias | July 30, 2016 11:45 pm Print
Are you sleeping enough? Are you having trouble getting back to sleep and keep awake throughout night? You may be suffering from insomnia.

Isn’t it obvious to look dull, low, pale and blank of ideas when you are not sleeping well? It is not just the mood swings to make you ill tempered. Find out if you are sleeping enough or need more sleep. You could be suffering from Insomnia.

Too many Health issues?

Sleeping lesser than 5 hours can make you gain weight and increase your waistline. The more you are awake, the higher are the levels of stress hormone which leads to a major increase in the appetite. Less sleep produces low leptin, a hormone that suppresses your appetite.

Has your Thinking ability and Memory decreased?

You cannot think well and concentrate on things without sleep. You must have proper sleep for a good memory. Sleeplessness or waking up frequently during nights can lead to fatigue which will result in the poor ability to memorize information.

Often Tired?

Tired always? This occurs when you have not had enough of sleep. Feeling sleepy even after having long sleep on weekends? Excessive daytime sleeping can cause sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common disorder where you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep.

Bad decisions?

Your brain will function slow, making you uneasy and difficult to take decisions and you end up in wrong decisions. You may fall asleep during the day. You tend to struggle in social functions and it is indeed a horrible way to make any decision.

Has your Libido decreased?

Men and women who don’t sleep well tend to have lower libidos and show lack of intimacy, says research. Men suffer from lower testosterone levels, which can lower their libido. Lack of sleep can reduce the libido levels by as much as 10 to 15 per cent.

Are you often prone to Coughs and Cold?

Immunity lowers and you catch cold easily. When you don”t have immunity, your body is not strong enough to fight diseases. You will be sick most of the times.


Also read: Bedtime Habits Will Help You Sleep Better

Snehal Mathias
Snehal Mathias
Snehal Mathias, an enthusiastic food lover and a traveler. Writes for entertainment, food, travel, fashion, beauty, health and lifestyle.