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Sleep deprived? Here's why it's bad

You may ask yourself, why do we need 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night? Well here is your answer. 

Lack of sleep can cause many changes within the body and even increase the risk for serious health conditions such as obesity, disease, and sometimes early death. Other health problems that lack of sleep can increase your chances of getting include heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and obstructive sleep apnea. 


Sleeping is important because when you are asleep your brain sends signals through your body to release hormones and compounds that help manage your hunger levels, maintain your immune system, retain memory, and help decrease your risk for certain health conditions.


7 to 8 hours is the healthiest amount of time for your body to sleep throughout the night. If you get less than 7 hours or more than 8 hours your chances of running into more health issues increases.

If you are sleep deprived your brain will release chemicals that signal hunger which will cause you to eat more than you should because you are not truly hungry. 


7 to 8 hours of sleep helps maintain your immune system by replenishing your cytokines to keep you from getting sick. 


In addition to sleep helping health problems and your immune system, it can also help your memory. 7 to 8 hours of sleep will help you focus better while also protecting and strengthening your memory.

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