Sleeping less than six hours a day for a week causes changes in more than 700 genes.
Daily occupations cause many people to miss the time needed to rest and continue their lifestyle. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that an adult should sleep between 7 and 8 hours to maintain optimal physical, emotional and mental state.
A study published by the journal Sleep analyzed the bedtime habits of 1,741 men and women and concluded that those who slept less than six hours had a higher risk of dying and only after one night, they presented a loss of part of the brain tissue.
Based on some studies on the subject, The Huffington Post collects some effects of not getting enough sleep.
One night later …
1. Excessive hunger and anxiety
Lack of sleep is related to the tendency to eat in larger quantities with a higher number of calories and carbohydrates. Similarly, you would be more likely to choose “junk” foods, even when you are not hungry.