The Effects of Not Getting Enough Sleep

Most people lead busy lives and they don’t get enough sleep. The recommended amount of sleep is different for different ages, but approximately, every person needs at least 7-8 hours sleeping, night sleep. Here we found a list with the details of how the amount of sleep do we need starting from the baby of 0 months and ending with 65 years and older. After this list, we will keep on the negative effects of not getting enough sleep. Stay with us.

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AgeAmount of sleep
0–3 months14–17 hours
4–12 months12–16 hours
1–2 years11–14 hours
3–5 years10–13 hours
9-12 years9–12 hours
13–18 years8–10 hours
18–60 years7 hours
61–64 years7–9 hours
65 years and older7–8 hours

The negative health effects of not getting enough sleep are many on the list and we will present you hereinafter:

  • getting sick more often due to reduced immune system
  • high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • diabetes
  • heart disease ( because your heart needs rest)
  • obesity
  • depression
  • anxiety ( notice that you are nervous when you don’t get enough sleep)
  • sleep apnea
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • thyroid disorders ( I haven’t the idea that thyroid disorders can be caused by not enough sleep)
  • asthma

To avoid this health problem, make sure that you are sleeping well per night. If you are getting up early in the morning, make a plan when to go in bed and to complete the 7 hours of sleep. If you can’t deal with it, sleep per day an hour or two, this is good for your heart. Instead, you will have all symptoms and even 3 coffee mugs won’t help you but you will feel sleepy at wrong time.

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Also, pay attention to your children, when they are nervous, they just need rest and sleep. Understand them and help them to fall asleep with bedtime nursery songs or read them a short story!

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