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Not getting enough sleep can lower your sex drive, weaken your immune system, cause thinking issues, and lead to weight gain.
Here are the details of what happens to your body when you don’t log enough hours under the covers.
1. You get sick
Losing sleep can impair your body’s ability to fight off illness. This makes it easier to get sick.
Researchers even uncovered a reciprocal relationship between sleep and your immune system. You may lose additional sleep while your body fights off a bug if you get sick and haven’t had enough shut-eye.
2. Your heart suffers
Both short sleep durations (less than 5 hours per night) and long sleep durations (9 or more hours per night) have been shown to have a negative impact on heart health.
3. Your cancer risk increases
Shortened sleep is associated with higher rates of breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and prostate cancer, according to the AASM’s sleep statement.