Sleep deprivation is becoming a problem of tremendous proportions nowadays, so naturally getting more sleep is one of the top subjects of the society of today.

It seems that people are constantly working late hours and are always sleep deprived.

Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Deprivation

On the other hand, those more fortunate to have their own working hours and get the right amount of sleep feel energized and happier during the entire day.

Getting enough sleep does not only affect you feeling refreshed. If you are practicing this for a longer period of time, more serious effect to your body are bound to occur.

If you want to live a longer and healthier life, you have to put your sleeping hours in order. For an example, toddlers should get around 11 to 14 hours of sleep.

Teenagers should have 8 to 10 hours of sleep, and adults should be sleeping for about 7 to 9 hours per day.But despite these charts, people are rarely getting the amount of sleep they need.

A team comprised of Norwegian scientists found out that when you do not get the proper amount of sleep, the white matter in the brain changes. Luckily, our body can repair itself, but the damage is not only extended to the head, there is much more to it.

According to some research studies, losing sleep can lead to poor focus, lack of concentration, inability to make decisions and reason, slower reactions and slower problem solving skills.

Then, you could gain some more weight. People who sleep less are bound to have a few pound more, researchers claim.

Furthermore, we can get sick easier, because getting less sleep causes the body to be more prone to diseases. By not getting the proper amount of sleep you can also do some great damage to the heart and to your thought.

You will be more forgetful than ever before.People who do not get much sleep have a map of the sleepless shown on their face. They get more wrinkles, age spots and dark circles than usual.

With men, who get less than five hours of sleep per day the appetite for sex decreases rapidly. The sex hormones drop for an amazing 15%!

And finally, not getting enough sleep ultimately leads to bigger risk of gaining cancer. A study has shown that people who got the proper amount of sleep actually showed to have a lower rate of mortality.

So the bottom line is, grab your pillow and sleep yourself to health!