Sleep is an essential time during which your body recovers and heals itself. Think of it as your body’s time to take out the trash and repair any damage before you wake up. Without the appropriate amount of rest, your body begins to have difficulty conducting its everyday tasks.
In fact, poor sleep leads to impaired attention, alertness, concentration, reasoning, and problem-solving skills as well as a diminished sex drive. It can also contribute towards depression, premature aging of the skin and weight gain.
Other serious conditions linked to poor sleep include:
- Heart disease
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Irregular heartbeat
- High blood pressure