The Negative Effects Of Sleeping Disorders

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Do you think that of sleep as a key essential to leading a long healthy life? Getting enough sleep is crucial in order for our body to function well and properly. Eight or more hours of sleep is needed in order for our body to feel replenished and healthy. For many, sleeping is not something that needs to be dwelled over, but for some, it is something like a task that they must convince their brain to do. Insomnia is a disorder that causes an individual problems with sleeping or staying asleep. This disorder produces many negative effects such as: obesity, depression, anxiety, mood swings and concentration problems. As a given, college students are bound to get a fair amount of school work to deal with throughout the school year. With exams …show more content…
If a student does not get enough sleep, that individual is most likely not able to stay awake and focus in class because of fatigue and sleepiness. Sleeplessness produces many negative effects on the body mentally and physically. According to a study, “[individuals] with insomnia, compared to those free of it, experienced more than two-fold risk to develop depression” (Liquing, Chumeni, Yong, Xianguo and Zuxun 2016). This study shows that insomniacs are likely to develop depression; this mental health problem may impact a student’s life a great deal especially those who are living away from home for the first time. The feeling of loneliness prevents an individual to have a peaceful sleep at night causing even more sickness physically and mentally. Obesity is an example of a negative physical impact that insomnia has on a person. According to a study was done by Doctors Laura B. Palmesea, Pamela C. DeGeorgea, Joseph C. Ratliffa, Vinod H. Sriharia, Bruce E. Wexlera, Andrew D. Krystalb, and Cenk Teka (2011) and they found that, “Insomnia [is] associated with high rates of night eating and patients with severe insomnia were significantly more obese.” This study shows that those who suffer from insomnia are likely to eat late at night causing unhealthy weight leading to obesity. In the long run, obesity may lead to …show more content…
There are days when I cannot sleep at all causing me to feel tired and unwell throughout the day resulting lack of focus and energy. It is especially hard when I have to attend lectures because all I would be able to think about is sleep and I absolutely cannot focus on tasks at hand which ending up in lower grades. There are also times when I am having a conversation with someone but then I would be unable to process anything that they are saying because all I want to do is sleep. At night time when I should be sleeping, I would not be able to sleep and instead I would stay up again till morning feeling miserable and tired. Mood swings is another side effect of insomnia; one minute I would be feeling giddy and happy and the next I would feel tired and depressed. This disorder has impacted my relationship with my family and friends because I would sometimes end up saying horrible things all because I feel miserable about myself. There are times as well when I would lock myself up and not come out for days surviving only on water and whatever I can keep down in my stomach. There are also times when I would eat anything and everything no matter the time and then I would shift back to eating almost nothing for days. This disorder brough about many other physical and mental disorders that I never felt comfortable in my own body, I hated the way I looked and hated

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