A sleepless night not only makes you feel grumpy and not working at your best. Sleep deprivation can also have profound consequences on your physical and mental health. You may not know what it can do to your sex life, memory, health, looks, and even ability to lose weight. Here are some surprising effects of sleep loss.
Losing Sleep Can Make You Gain Weight
Studies have shown that people who sleep less than seven hours a day tend to gain more weight and have a higher risk of becoming obese than those who get seven hours of slumber. It’s believed to be because sleep-deprived people have reduced levels of leptin (the chemical that makes you feel full) and increased levels of ghrelin (the hunger-stimulating hormone).