Sleeping is one of the most important processes for the body. Through sleep, the body heals and recovers itself, and the process also recharges our cells and keeps us up during the day. When we sleep, millions of processes occur in the body, and one of the most important ones is the repair of damaged tissues. This is why it’s important to get proper rest overnight, and why sleep deprivation is so dangerous to our health.
According to studies, chronic lack of sleep increases the risk of several serious diseases and conditions which can have fatal consequences on our health. Here are 6 diseases that might be caused by improper overnight rest:
Obesity and diabetes
Lack of sleep has been related to obesity and diabetes, two dangerous diseases that can even be fatal. One study from the University of Chicago showed that lack of sleep can cause fatty acid buildup in the blood which are responsible for accelerating our metabolism and also regulate the function of insulin. The study examined 19 men with different sleeping patterns and found out that those who sleep less had a higher level of fatty acids in the blood between 4-9 AM. This increase in fatty acid levels increases the insulin resistance in the body and the risk of diabetes as well.
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