The Effects Of Sleep Deprivation On The Body

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People generally have a lot on their plate. Every day people either work, go to school, or even both. What keeps the human brain active during these hard tasks? Sleep is the answer to this question. What is sleep? Sleep is when the human body is unconscious. Once unconscious the body will restore the energy it needs for the next day. Sleep is vital to everyone. A human body needs sleep to restore the powers of the body. Some causes of being sleep deprived include a poor diet, stress, and hormonal imbalances. The effects of sleep deprivation include health problems, and depression.
First of all, there are several causes of sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation can develop as a result of a poor diet and food allergies. Ingested stimulants such as caffeine and sugar are major contributors to sleep deprivation (“Sleep Disorders”). Caffeine can remain in the body from 12 to 20 hours (“Sleep Disorders”). Caffeine can be found in soft drinks, energy drinks, coffee, non-herbal tea, and even caffeine pills. Caffeine can cause insomnia, restlessness, anxiety, and headaches. These are all major reasons to why a person cannot sleep at night. Sugar is also a contributor to sleep deprivation. When a person eats a lot of sugar, their blood sugar increases, and then decreases rapidly. This can cause an imbalance of hormones. The increase of blood sugar and the imbalance of hormones can impair sleep. These can also cause an insulin rebound. An insulin rebound is when the body is overwhelmed
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