Is not enough sleep bad for your health?

is sleeping only six hours a day everyday bad for you?

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    It isn't bad, but it isn't good either because if you don't sleep enough then you won't have enough energy for the rest of the day. Yes some people are really adjustable and things, but as time goes on it will get harder. If you don't do it everyday then that's okay, but it just depends on yourself. If you have a lot of stuff to do during the day then try to rest for atleast 8 to 10 hours. Ask your doctor about what's right for you because it really depends on your mentality and your stamina. If you have any more questions you can always ask! Hope I have helped. If you need more suggestions then just wait for more answers or you can post the same question again.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Don't ever take the sleeping pills route!!

    1. They will damage your liver big time and you can get into serious health problems.

    2. You will get hooked up on them and you won't be able to have a normal life any more if you don't take your pills everyday.

    The sleeping pills industry is damaging our health by capitalizing on our ignorance, and by distracting people from effective and natural ways to deal with this problem. I had been taking prescription sleep medications [Ambien] for over 5 years. It stopped working and I simply took more. Still did not work. Nights were very difficult - medication put me to sleep but I would wake up after 2–3 hours with a strong sympathetic response (fast pulse, pounding heartbeat, wide awake alert). It was a very difficult cycle to break. I was really in bad shape due to lack of sleep.

    After years of struggling I was able to cure my insomnia naturally and pretty fast. I followed the Sleep Tracks sleep optimization program, here is their official web -site if you want to take a look:

    Ohhh..and Good Luck!

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Yes!! Not getting enough sleep lowers your immune system, making you more prone to infection and then hindering you in the long run. Try to get at least 6-8 hours of sleep if you can, at first you'll probably be really tired but once you get on a normal sleeping pattern you will feel more energized and awake. Hope this helps!

  • 1 decade ago

    Not sleeping enough and not sleeping well is not OK. As a matter of fact, there is quite a price to pay. It may surprise you to learn that chronic sleep deprivation, for whatever reason, significantly affects your health, performance, safety, and pocketbook.

    There are many causes of sleep deprivation. The stresses of daily life may intrude upon our ability to sleep well, or perhaps we trade sleep for more work or play. We may have medical or mental-health conditions that disrupt our sleep, and be well aware that we are sleep-deprived.

    However, it is critically important to realize that sleep deprivation is very often due to unrecognized sleep disorders. After a typical night's sleep, you may not feel restored and refreshed and be sleepy during the day, but be totally unaware that you are sleep-deprived or have a sleep disorder. You might think, "It's just the stress of work or the kids," or you might have "always felt this way" and had no idea that you should feel differently. This lack of awareness compounds the consequences, because so many people remain undiagnosed for years.


    That said, let's look at the consequences of sleep deprivation.

    In the short term:

    * Decreased Performance and Alertness: Sleep deprivation induces significant reductions in performance and alertness. Reducing your nighttime sleep by as little as one and a half hours for just one night could result in a reduction of daytime alertness by as much as 32%.

    * Memory and Cognitive Impairment: Decreased alertness and excessive daytime sleepiness impair your memory and your cognitive ability -- your ability to think and process information.

    * Stress Relationships: Disruption of a bed partner's sleep due to a sleep disorder may cause significant problems for the relationship (for example, separate bedrooms, conflicts, moodiness, etc.).

    * Poor Quality of Life: You might, for example, be unable to participate in certain activities that require sustained attention, like going to the movies, seeing your child in a school play, or watching a favorite TV show.

    * Occupational Injury: Excessive sleepiness also contributes to a greater than twofold higher risk of sustaining an occupational injury.

    * Automobile Injury: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates conservatively that each year drowsy driving is responsible for at least 100,000 automobile crashes, 71,000 injuries, and 1,550 fatalities.

    The good news for many of the disorders that cause sleep deprivation is that after risk assessment, education, and treatment, memory and cognitive deficits improve and the number of injuries decreases.

    In the long term, the clinical consequences of untreated sleep disorders are large indeed. They are associated with numerous, serious medical illnesses, including:

    * High blood pressure

    * Heart attack

    * Heart failure

    * Stroke

    * Obesity

    * Psychiatric problems, including depression and other mood disorders

    * Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

    * Mental impairment

    * Fetal and childhood growth retardation

    * Injury from accidents

    * Disruption of bed partner's sleep quality

    * Poor quality of life

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It depends on your age , the older you get the less sleep you need until the day you just never wake up again.

    From 10 hrs (babies ) to 4 hrs ( GrandPa )

  • 1 decade ago

    yes, if your young it stops growth

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