This is what can happen to you if you don't get enough sleep at night

It's always the same, at seven in the morning you remember all your ancestors and wonder why you didn't leave before to bed last night. We know the theory and all that of restful sleep and how necessary are the eight hours of regulatory sleep for the organism, but at the moment of truth all that is forgotten when you are watching another chapter of your favorite series, finishing a book or finding the latest report details You have to send next Wednesday.

Then they come the consequences. We are not perfect and life is not perfect either, but the truth is that staying up late can lead to many side effects which in the long run can lead to major disorders. For this reason we put you on notice, and as collected by the magazine 'Best Life', here are some of the reasons why you should try to have a restful rest henceforth.

A weight problem

Assume it, you will eat more. We are supposed to we feed to survive, but on many occasions we do it by gluttony, what happens if you spend more time awake? Indeed, there are more chances that you approach the fridge, on impulse. In fact, a 2016 analysis published in the 'European Journal of Clinical Nutrition' concluded that people who did not rest properly at night they ate an average of 385 calories more the next day than those who slept eight regulatory hours.

Not only does weight increase, little sleep can also increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease

What does this leave us? It’s pretty clear, to the dreaded weight gain. The additional calories you consume are the culprits, as reported by another 2006 study published in the 'American Journal of Epidemiology' conducted with 68,000 women, those who they slept five hours or less increased 2 kilos more during a given period than those They rested for eight hours.

Health suffers

Not everything has to do with weight. It could also increase your chance of develop diabetesWell, when you sleep little, your body produces high levels of hormones of stress to keep you alert, which according to a 2010 study, could make you less sensitive to the effects of insulin. In other words, your body would convert glucose into energy less efficiently, so over time this could lead to a accumulation of that glucose in the bloodstream, which increases The risk of diabetes.

In the same way, the heart also suffers. Another 2010 study, which this time appeared in the magazine 'Current Cardiology Reviews'concluded that staying up late (in other words, sleeping five hours or less) is directly related to a major risk of hypertension and other heart diseases. In addition, other research also points out that neurons work worse when you have rested little, the ability to reduce categorize images and remember things, so it may not be advisable to stay all the night studying for tomorrow's exam.

And the sex life?

We don't have good news here either. Both men and women suffer from lack of sexual desire when they stay up late. For men, it has to do with testosterone: this hormone regulates both energy and desire, and levels decrease significantly when lack of sleep. For women, it's more about how they feel: sleepless nights translate into tiredness and increased irritability, whose combination is unlikely to help arousal.

If you are in danger

It's unlikely, we want to think, but if you ever find yourself in a dangerous situation you wish you didn't stay awake Until late last night. A 2000 study published in the journal 'Occupational and Environmental Studies' explained that after 17 hours without rest, you will act in a lethargic manner, just as if you had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05%.

Your libido will also look resentful and even your skin, as cortisol levels are reduced when we sleep and that helps it regenerate

Also, not getting enough sleep can affect your balance, so you know who to blame if you haven't slept well lately and had some stumble.

Your skin ages faster

If you care more about your physique than your health, no doubt this will alert you: according to a 2007 study published in the magazine 'Sleep', women who did not get enough sleep showed premature signs of skin aging (reduced elasticity, thinner lines and worse ability to heal sunburn). It is because our cortisol levels decrease when we sleep, and how this hormone helps the skin repair and regenerate, not allowing it contributes significantly to those signs of skin aging. Think twice before put on another chapter of your series because the benefits, as you could see, they are null.