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[INFOGRAPHIC] The Powerful Impacts Of Sleep Deprivation On Your Body

Lauren Surbrugg | April 04, 2016

Do your friends commonly refer to you as the grouch of the group? Are you continuously stressed and on edge? Do you get at least seven hours of sleep per night? These side effects shown in the infographic are all common to those who are fatigued or sleep deprived.

The infographic starts, “Just one week of insufficient sleep alters the activity of our genes which control our response to stress, immunity, inflammation, and overall health.”

Wow.

 

This infographic about sleep and health is from MindBodyGreen.

The odd and terrifying aspect to these ailments are that they can happen, yet the body still continues to function. We convince ourselves that these side effects and sleep deprivation are a part of a busy life, and there’s nothing to do about it.

Wrong.

The best thing you can do for your overall health is to create a sleep schedule and stick to it. Our research has found that the fewest amount of hours any person can sleep without suffering these side effects is six hours. Many people, on average, need between eight and 10 hours of sleep per night.

Go to bed at the same time each night and wake at the same time each morning (as much as possible) to sync your circadian clock, boost your white blood cell count, and reduce your stress. It’s that simple.

Altogether, focus on your sleep and health will follow. You’ll have more energy following a great night’s sleep to get done the things you get done when you’re up past your bedtime. We call those energy-filled days #NolahDays, and we want the Nolah mattress to help #FuelYourDays.

Let us know how sleep affects your health and what you’re doing about it.