A bad night’s rest can leave us feeling utterly sick the following day. A bad mood, a lack of energy, a desire to overeat, an incapability to focus, and so much more can result from tossing and turning in the sheets all night long. The fact that just one night off can wreak havoc on our bodies says a lot about how essential sleeping is for our health.
When we sleep, we not only allow our bodies to relax, recharge, and follow through with millions of intricate and important processes that aid the brain in achieving long term memory, while cells regenerate and repair tissue damaged throughout the day. When we don’t sleep enough, or sleep at all, we hinder our health by keeping it from executing these important steps. Research has even found that a lack of sleep can result in various life-threatening conditions.
1. Obesity and Diabetes
According to researchers at the University of Chicago, fatty acids hinder the speed of your metabolism, along with the ability to regulate blood sugars. In their study, they found that those who lacked sleep had a fatty acid buildup, causing their metabolisms to slow down, whereas those who slept enough didn’t have higher fatty acid levels.
Researchers concluded that the increase of fatty acids resulted in greater insulin resistance, which, along with a slowed metabolism that can cause obesity, is also attributed to pre-diabetes.
A 2013 study out of John Hopkins University found that too little sleep can cause Alzheimer’s, while an ongoing lack of sleep can hasten the progression of the disease. The researchers found that those who experienced poor sleep each night had a greater amount of beta-amyloid buildup in their brains on PET scans. This compound is a known marker of the disease.
The researchers concluded that sleep was essential for getting rid of “cerebral waste,” which can cause dementia when accumulated.
Your life path number can tell you A LOT about you.
With the ancient science of Numerology you can find out accurate and revealing information just from your name and birth date.
Get your free numerology reading and learn more about how you can use numerology in your life to find out more about your path and journey. Get Your free reading.