What causes chronic sleep deprivation? Women’s magazine “Liza”

March 13, 2016, 1:14 p.m

It’s no secret that you need at least 8 hours of sleep to get a good night’s sleep. Dur­ing this time, the body has time to rest and recu­per­ate. If you work hard and stay in a “non-stop” state all the time, soon­er or lat­er your body will start to give sig­nals, ignor­ing which is fraught with health risks. What “cues” from your body do you need to lis­ten to?

Sex? No, sleep is better.

Chron­ic sleep depri­va­tion often leads to a decrease in sex hor­mones and an increase in stress hor­mones, which in turn low­ers sex dri­ve. The first sign of chron­ic sleep depri­va­tion is when you lie down in bed and lit­er­al­ly fall asleep in less than five min­utes. In fact, this is a nat­ur­al reac­tion of the body. Doc­tors are sure that with chron­ic lack of sleep, libido tends to zero, because the body does not have enough phys­i­cal strength to desire any­thing else besides rest.

Couple in bed, she is sleeping, he is looking at her

Excessive impulsivity

When every­thing around you is very annoy­ing, this may indi­cate not only the approach of crit­i­cal days. This may be the result of a chron­ic lack of sleep. For exam­ple: a sit­u­a­tion that, with a good rest, would not even cause you a feel­ing of dis­sat­is­fac­tion, dur­ing a peri­od of lack of sleep makes you lit­er­al­ly “explode”. Tears for no rea­son also speak of fatigue. Pay atten­tion to this if, due to a minor remark from a col­league, your eyes are in a “wet place”.


Cravings for sweets

Often chron­ic lack of sleep is accom­pa­nied by an immod­er­ate feel­ing of hunger. Espe­cial­ly, you may be alert­ed by the fact that you are always drawn to sweets. Experts rec­om­mend not to deny your­self a dessert dur­ing such peri­ods, since the body needs at least some kind of com­pen­sator. Glu­cose, which enters the body in excess of the norm, will “burn out” for the time being. But if you do not change any­thing in your lifestyle, extra cen­time­ters at the waist will not take long.

Edema in the morning

Swelling on the face in the morn­ing indi­cates that you are under stress and do not devote enough time to rest. Even after sleep­ing 8–9 hours, you may have a feel­ing of weak­ness and a desire to “dive” back under the cov­ers. It is note­wor­thy that nei­ther strong tea nor cof­fee helps with chron­ic sleep depri­va­tion. You can drink at least a liter of ton­ic drinks, but you still won’t be able to wake up.

The immune system says “SOS”

Experts believe that if you sleep less than 6 hours a day for a long time, you will have a feel­ing of depres­sion. This state can be com­pared to alco­hol or drug intox­i­ca­tion. In addi­tion to dif­fi­cul­ty con­cen­trat­ing, headaches, dizzi­ness, and faint­ing may occur. Often, due to lack of sleep, you can fall asleep at the work­place.

From lack of sleep, strong coffee or tea will only help at first.

It’s hard to decide

Chron­ic sleep depri­va­tion impairs our abil­i­ty to make deci­sions. More­over, there are dif­fi­cul­ties with the adop­tion of not only impor­tant, but also the most insignif­i­cant deci­sions. For exam­ple: what movie to watch or where to go for a walk. In sit­u­a­tions where you need to act quick­ly, chron­ic sleep depri­va­tion can man­i­fest itself in the form of numb­ness, pan­ic, and the inabil­i­ty to prop­er­ly assess the sit­u­a­tion.

For infor­ma­tion on how to deal with chron­ic sleep depri­va­tion, see the fol­low­ing arti­cle.

Read more

Tired­ness and sleepi­ness: 5 emer­gency meth­ods of res­cue

How to get rid of sleep dis­or­ders with menopause?

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