Lack of sleep leads to circadian defect: a short note

Lack of sleep leads to circadian defect: a short note
Circadian cycle is a psychological stimulus of living beings to adapt to the environment to live better and healthy. However, an improper life style of living beings may lead to a defective circadian cycle. Mostly the victims for this defect are human beings. Insufficient sleep of a person leads to sleep deprivation which leads to circadian defect. In this fast moving world, with working environmental pressure and other added responsibilities human beings are more prone to the opportunity of lacking sleep. A study found that, people without sleep continuously may be the great victims of many physiological disorders, such as insomnia, poor memory, poor thinking and poor reasoning. People with improper circadian cycle may often undergo sleeplessness and this condition often influences the activities of the people. The influences include misbalancing of the hormones and metabolic changes which may lead to the onset of dangerous diseases that may not be traceable at early stages. Some of the most dangerous side effects or symptoms of sleep deprivation are as follows:
  • Lower stress threshold which leads to mental denial of working in stressful conditions
  • Impaired memory (confusion, memory loss or memory lapse)
  • Trouble in concentrating
  • Decreased optimism and sociability (less hopeful and less friendly)
  • Impaired creativity and innovation
  • Increased resting blood pressure (i.e. high blood pressure even during sleep)
  • Increased food consumption and hunger
  • Increased risk of cardiac morbidity
A good sleep as per the age and work nature will always be helpful in avoiding circadian defect and staying safe and healthy.
How to cite this article:
Baskar V. Lack of sleep leads to circadian defect: a short note. BioLim O-Media. 21 November, 2014. 2(9).
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