METABOLISM & HORMONES
Sleep deprivation impairs our ability to appropriately maintain well-balanced glucose levels, significantly increasing our risk for type 2 diabetes.
A sleep-deprived metabolism throws hunger hormones off, leading us to overeat or indulge our sweet tooth too frequently, leading to weight gain and a higher risk for obesity.
Sleep deprivation in children has been shown to limit crucial growth hormones from being properly secreted (these hormones naturally secrete during a specific interval in our sleep cycle).
IMMUNE SYSTEM & HEALTH CONDITION
Just one night of poor sleep puts our immune system at a disadvantage to properly combat against illnesses, a risk that increases the longer we go without a proper night’s rest.
Sleep deficiency has been linked to many chronic health conditions, from diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and heart disease, to kidney disease, obesity, and stroke.
The good news: most, if not all, physical health side effects of sleep deprivation are reversible – get more sleep! Adults need 7-9 hours of high quality sleep each night. SleepCharge helps improve quality, timing, and duration of sleep for our participants. Discover more at sleepcharge.com/learn.