Lack of sleep links to obesity: less sleep increases appetite, leading to higher calorie intake, especially sugary and fatty foods.
Quality sleep boosts problem-solving, memory. Poor sleep hampers brain function, decision making.
Adequate sleep enhances athletic performance, boosts physical abilities.
Insufficient sleep (<7 hrs/night) raises heart disease, high blood pressure risk.
Chronic sleep deprivation tied to increased type 2 diabetes risk.
Poor sleep patterns strongly tied to depression, especially with sleep disorders.
7+ hours of sleep enhances immune function, fights colds. It may boost COVID-19 vaccine efficacy, but more research required.
Sleep disturbance heightens inflammation, raising risk of chronic conditions: heart disease, depression, Alzheimer's.
Lack of sleep impairs social skills, emotional processing.
Severe sleep deprivation ups accident risk, impairs decision-making.