Consequences of Lack of Sleep [2]

Most people don’t get enough sleep. We are a society that burns the candle at both ends, a nation where people stay up all night to study, work, or have fun especially at Lagos – where an average person gets home from work by 11pm and is out of the house by 5am the next morning. However, going without adequate sleep carries with it both short- and long-term consequences.

Many effects of a lack of sleep, such as feeling grumpy and not working at your best, are well known. But did you know that sleep deprivation can also have profound consequences on your physical health?


In the short term, a lack of adequate sleep can affect judgment, mood, ability to learn and retain information, and may increase the risk of serious accidents and injury. In the long term, chronic sleep deprivation may lead to a host of health problems including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even early mortality.

Here are a few negative effects of lack of sleep:

4. Sleepiness is depressing.

When you do not have enough sleep, your body is not well rested. This could affect your mood for the rest of the day, making you feel tired and depressed.

5. Sleepiness Ages Your Skin.

As earlier stated, your body does not get the adequate sleep that it needs and it does not feel well rested when you do  not get adequate sleep. Continuous neglect of adequate sleep will eventually tell on your skin, giving you bags under your eyes, as well as other aging signs, making you look younger than your age.

6. Sleepiness Makes You Forgetful.

It is inevitable that inadequate sleep would make you forgetful. You will also have little or no ability to assimilate and process information smartly. And this would result in you not remembering crucial information details.

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