A Unhealthy Habit That I Essay

1609 Words Nov 27th, 2016 7 Pages
A unhealthy habit that I do consistently, is not getting the recommended amount of sleep. On a constant basis, I am often sleep deprived. This is due to the fact that I am trying to balance, school, work and internship all at once. The problem becomes so problematic that I have to schedule naps during the day consistently. Not getting adequate amount of sleep affects my wellness. During the day I always feel restless and it affects my ability to do everyday activities. It affects my mental, physical and emotional health. Lack of sleep causes several mental health concerns. Due to having so many activities, it results in constant stress and anxiety. Often on my mind, I am thinking about what I have to accomplish and my mind does not have time to rest. Due to the fact that I am sleep deprived I am unable to accomplish my tasks to my full ability and this can result in me doubting my abilities. Physically its causes me to have migraines, gain weight due to preferring to nap rather than work out, and constant feeling of restlessness. Sleep deprivation can cause me to act on emotion more than normal. Changing this behavior has both short term and long term affects. Long term, Improving my sleep pattern will improve my health significantly. According to an article by Harvard University, “Sleep deprivation can lead to higher risk of chronic health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.” (SITE) The ability to prevent these health concerns would be ideal…

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