The Physical Effects of Sleep Deprivation

The Physical Effects of Sleep Deprivation

We all know sleeping is the most important thing you can do for your health, and many of us even enjoy taking a nap every once in a while. However, with our lives busier than ever, we may find it difficult to disconnect from all of our distractions to get a full night’s sleep. While we may feel this is normal and that our bodies can handle a moderate lack of sleep, quite the opposite is true.

Sleep deprivation has countless negative effects on the body, from mental to emotional. Everyone has experienced being in a bad mood because of a lack of sleep. What may be the most frightening are the physical effects of sleep deprivation, which may be difficult to combat in the long run once it’s too late. This is why we at Primary Care Associates of Texas are dedicated to helping your tackle whatever issue you may be facing due to sleep deprivation.

The following are the physical effects of sleep deprivation:

  • Weakened immunity
  • Risk of heart disease
  • Risk for diabetes
  • Low sex drive
  • Poor balance
  • Weight gain
  • High blood pressure
  • Accidents
  • Trouble thinking and concentrating

While you may think caffeine is a quick fix for your sleep deprivation, this simply isn’t the case. Just as much as your body needs food to eat, water to drink, and air to breathe, sleep is an irreplaceably important part of your overall health and wellbeing. Once sleep deprivation becomes chronic, the effects become immeasurably difficult to reverse. Don’t skip this vital necessity because you think you can survive off of 5 hours of sleep--do your body a favor and give it the rest it needs.

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At the Primary Care Associates of Texas, we are a team of trained Fort Worth doctors who have the experience, education, and skill to be your medical allies no matter what challenge you are facing. From overall wellness care, to medication management, disease management, acute health issues, and weight loss, we can help you improve your quality of life and find medically-safe, customized solutions for you. We are here for you when you need it most because we take pride in being your choice in Fort Worth doctors.

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