Are you one of those people who like to sleep late every day? Or having trouble falling asleep fast? Wow, you have to deal with this right away. According to experts, a night’s sleep is just as important as food intake. A night’s sleep is not just an ordinary routine, it is also a need of the human body and mind.
Lack of sleep can lower your sex drive, weaken your immune system, make you lose focus, and lead to weight gain.
At night, the body will produce the hormone melatonin which is very influential on health. This hormone also helps the body to suppress the growth of cancer cells and tumors. Imagine if you sleep late at night. It is not impossible, the disease will attack the body.
Sleep late every day at night can cause several other bad effects, such as:
1. Disturbed Concentration
The habit of sleeping late every day can have an impact on waking up late or lack of sleep so that the body becomes weak, lethargic, and uninspired.
This situation can also result in decreased concentration, reasoning ability, alertness, and problem-solving. This can be exacerbated if you do bad things while resting, such as keeping the device near your head, keeping the light on, and so on.
2. Weakening of the Body’s Immune System
The night is the body’s schedule to rest from all outside activities. However. if the body is forced to keep working, the white blood cells will be destroyed. If this continues to happen, the body will be susceptible to disease and difficult to cure. White blood cells are closely related to the body’s ability to fight disease.
3. Makes Heart Tired
According to health data published by the European Heart Journal, having a habit of sleeping too late at night has been shown to have a negative impact on heart health, especially coronary heart disease and stroke.
4. Increased Cancer Risk
Staying up late at night has also been linked to an increase in breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and prostate cancer.
5. Hard to Think
Spending a night without sleep can cause some cognition (thinking) problems. Brain functions including memory, decision making, reasoning, and problem-solving deteriorate when you don’t sleep at night. Reaction response and alertness also decreased along with the lack of rest at night.
6. Sagging Skin
Those who sleep less have more fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and sagging skin. Adequate rest, including a night’s sleep, can help regenerate the skin so that the skin is not dull and does not sag.
Weight is a very sensitive thing for women. However, who would have thought if the quality and quantity of sleep turned out to have a relationship with body weight. When sleeping, the state of the hormones leptin and ghrelin will be in a balanced position. Ghrelin is a hunger-stimulating hormone, while leptin is a satiety signaler.
These two hormones work together with the brain to control appetite. If you often sleep late at night, the hormone ghrelin will be higher than leptin so you will feel hungry. Then, you will give food intake so that ghrelin comes back down. The next result that occurs is the weight so it goes up.
8. Decreased Sexual Arousal
One of the bad effects of sleeping late at night is a decrease in sexual desire. This of course can be a serious problem in a household relationship. Although it is still taboo in society, the fact is that sexual relations provide many benefits for married couples.
When you or your partner’s sleep schedule is disturbed, testosterone levels will also be disturbed. This hormone has an important role, namely to encourage a person’s sex libido. If the libido is low, then the desire to have sex does not exist.
9. Disrupted Biological Clock
The biological clock functions to regulate activities that must be carried out by the body naturally. For example, when is the time to rest, the time to give food intake, have sex, to the time to get rid of toxins in the body. This toxin disposal occurs at night and at certain hours, namely:
• 21.00-23.00: lymph node detoxification. It is recommended not to do strenuous activities.
• 23.00-01.00: detox liver. It recommends for quality sleep.
• 01.00-03.00: bile detoxification.
• 03.00-05.00: lung detoxification. For cough sufferers, at these hours there will usually be a severe cough. It recommends not to take cough medicine so that this process can maximize.
• 05.00-07.00: colon detoxification. Immediately defecate if heartburn comes. Do not hold it, because it can cause constipation.
Well, after reading about the bad effects above, do you still think about going back to sleep late at night? If you are a shift worker, try to take a break even if it’s for a while. As powerful as a machine or robot, he still needs time to rest. So are our bodies. Have a good rest