Sleep deprivation is one of the most common side effects of our modern lives. There is a great saying that goes around, and it says that in 24 hours a man should work eight hours, play another 8 and then rest for the remaining eight hours. This is quite an idealistic target since many of us suffer from sleep deprivation. The lack of sleep side effects is many but let's talk about the most common ones.
1. Decreased energy level
Sleep allows our body to regain energy and whenever we do not sleep enough that energy level decreases, and every activity that we do just can not commit to it fully. This affects our jobs, our daily activities and our overall stamina.
2. Decreased libido
Our libido is conditioned by how well we are. If we did not sleep well the night before we are not able to perform sexually to our full potential, and if we suffer from sleep deprivation multiple days in a row we can easily lose our sexual appetite.
3. Decreased enthusiasm
You can not be too enthusiastic when you did not sleep right. You become moody and sometimes even short tempered. When you feel tired and sleepy, you will not be able to enjoy life to the fullest.
Lack of sleep suddenly leads to depression. This is a very severe illness that may take years to heal. Never underestimate sleep disorders because they are the number-one cause of most diseases. When you do not sleep enough you feel sad and depressed, and that leads to stress.
There are things that you can do to increase your sleep ability. I'm calling it ability because for many of us getting a good night sleep is the most difficult thing to do.
1. Eat right
Eating right means eating healthy food, at least three meals a day, preferably followed by supplements. Always eat your last meal four hours or more before you go to sleep. In this way, you will make sure the digestive processes are over and your sleep will not be hindered by them.
2. Drink a lot of water
Water is vital to our physical and metal balance but most importantly to our intestines. Our intestines use a lot of water in their processes, and if they do not have the right amount they will make us feel a discomfort. If our internal organs get what they need they will not affect our ability to sleep.
3. Practice a sport
Your body cleans itself better when practicing sports. When you have a lot of toxins from your body, you will have a hard time falling asleep, and you might even wake up in the middle of the night. Practice a sport to revitalize your body
4. Maintain healthy relationships
Maintaining healthy relationship is always good for our mental state. If you have nothing to worry about you will have an easier time falling as sleep. Avoid getting into unnecessary arguments with your loved ones and when conflicts arrise to try to solve them on the spot, do not let any tense situation sip into your unconscious.
By living a healthy life your sleep will help you rejuvenate. Often the issues are within our lifestyles, and sleep deprivation is a cause not the effect of living our lives the way we do. So, let's look at our lives first before popping pills.