The Damage of Sleep Deprivation

Are you getting enough sleep? Are you often awake  late and up early in the morning and feel drained, stressed and suffer from constant fatigue? If this sounds like you I’m not surprised.  A severe lack of sleep can be linked to a lot of health problems you probably didn’t even realize were related including obesity, type 2 diabetes, stroke and even a heart attack.  The body becomes stressed when it is sleep deprived and causes an overproduction of cortisol, the stress hormone.  Having an excess in cortisol can have a number of negative health issues.  This can even cause you to age prematurely and look a lot older than you are due to the fact that cortisol breaks the protein that keeps your skin elastic and smooth. 

Research has shown that not getting enough sleep can also make it hard to control the amount of food you eat and make it difficult to metabolize carbohydrates resulting it a difficult time burning off the calories.  This happens because of a lack of the hormone ghrelin, which increases your appetite, and makes it hard for you to feel full. 

“According to studies, people who sleep less than six hours per night are 30 per cent more likely to become obese than those who get seven to nine hours of sleep per night”
(http://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/blog/2016/05/18/sleep-deprivation-damage/)

There are many side effects of not getting enough sleep as well that will affect your personal relationships, well being, work and your overall life in general:

•    Cognitive impairment.
•    Memory lapses.
•    Impaired moral judgement.
•    Increase in stress.
•    Decrease in creativity
•    Irritability.
•    Impaired immune system.
•    Risk of type 2 diabetes.
•    Decreased testosterone.
•    Increased heart rate variability.
•    Risk of heart disease and stroke.
•   
What can you do?
Hypnotherapy can help with not getting enough sleep.  The hypnotherapist will be able to address the subconscious part of your brain that could be preventing you from getting to sleep when you need to. This is done by getting you in a relaxed state of mind and the conscious and subconscious parts of your brain will be able to work as one. This will resulting in them being able to address your behaviors and thoughts around your sleep pattern.

Make your appointment today!