Almost all of us had at least one or two sleepless nights in our lives, whether it is due to illness, hectic work schedules or studying late for exams or due to any anxiety.
Sleep deprivation not only affects your brain but also affects your health too leading to severe implications. Here given are some of the dire consequences due to sleepless nights and how it impacts your mind and health both.
WHEN YOU STAY AWAKE FOR 24 HOURS According to researchers, if there is lack of sleep for more than 24 hours, then your cognitive skills get affected. It affects mind's ability to work efficiently and to concentrate. Research also showed that compromising on sleep has the same effect as having 0.10 percent of alcohol in the blood. Your memory works reasonably fine to execute other functions of the brain.
WHEN YOU STAY AWAKE FOR 36 HOURS If you do not take sleep for 36 hours then it could further deteriorate the condition and due to sleep deprivation, there is a lot of pressure not only on the brain but also on the heart. It increases heart rate and blood pressure. In addition to this, your cognitive skills worsen and you will face problems in recalling faces and ability to remember words decreases.
STAYING AWAKE FOR 48 HOURS Staying awake for 48 hours increases the stress level and reduces your white blood cells in the blood. A nitrogen level in urine gets raised, which is a sign that indicates your body is dealing with higher stress levels. Your body immune system decreases and unable to fight against infections and diseases, making you prone to different illnesses.
WHEN YOU STAY AWAKE FOR 72 HOURS Staying awake for 72 hours indicates higher stress levels, put your mental and motor responses at a higher risk, and makes them unstable. Your ability to concentrate and focus fluctuates, and you are neither fully awake nor asleep. The person faces a lot of problems in visualizing illusions, hallucinations, tremors and experiences lot of muscle aches. Small adjustments in your daily routine and sleeping area can work best ensuring you uninterrupted, sleep for 7-8 hours and to avoid future complications, like obesity and diabetes.