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The consequences of poor sleep patterns

Experts suggest that adults should sleep at least 7-8 hours a night.


While the amount of sleep required can vary slightly from person to person, it is important for everyone to allow their body a substantial amount of rest each night to maintain proper function of the brain and major body systems.


Unfortunately, many adults do not receive the adequate amount of sleep each night due to a number of circumstances, including frequent interruptions during the night by children or newborns, inadequate bedding or an unfavorable sleep environment, use of stimulant substances such as caffeine, a demanding work schedule, and distractions like technology or entertainment. In addition to these factors that often prevent adults from getting adequate rest, some people deal with more serious health conditions associated with sleep that can cause interruptions throughout the night.


As regular, quality sleep is vital to the body's restorative processes, lacking adequate rest can pose health risks. For example, inadequate sleep can affect our ability to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Sleep loss can also influence our emotions, behavior, and decision-making abilities, which can have negative effects on our daily lives.


For both adults and children, sleep deprivation can influence learning ability and motivation, making it difficult to complete tasks or learn properly. Depriving the body of sleep can negatively affect almost any organ system in the body, which can seriously affect our overall health.


Lack of sleep influences reaction time, which can seriously affect your ability to drive safely. Thousands of accidents and deaths are caused by drowsy drivers each year, making quality sleep a matter of life and death.


The negative impact of sleep deprivation can manifest in the body by causing changes in mood, influencing cardiovascular health, or affecting the immune system. When you deprive your body of adequate sleep and your brain of adequate rest, you can expect all sorts of negative consequences.


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