What Happens After 2 Weeks of Poor Sleep

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Let’s talk about what would happen if you had poor sleep for 14 days. Some people can get away with less sleep, but most of us need at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night. Poor sleep doesn’t just cause fatigue.

It can affect many different parts of the body, including your:

1. Cognitive function:

Potentially causing:

  • Poor memory
  • Lack of creativity
  • Decreased focus
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2. Mood

Potentially causing:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Irritability

3. Heart

Potentially causing an increased risk of:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke

4. Hormones

Potentially causing:

  • Low testosterone
  • Low libido
  • Infertility

5. Inflammation

Potentially causing:

  • Increased pain

6. Blood sugar

  • Increased blood sugar

7. Weight

  • Increased weight gain

8. Immune system

  • Increased susceptibility to getting infections

What to do for poor sleep:

  • Keep certain plants in your room (pothos and peace lily) to give you more oxygen while you sleep
  • Sleep in the dark, avoid blue light and increase your exposure to infrared light
  • Keep your room cool (64 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Drink most of your water around dinner time and no later
  • Take vitamin D to decrease back pain
  • Try earplugs
  • Take vitamin B1 to calm your mind
  • Increase your magnesium and potassium to decrease cramps
  • Increase your potassium to help with a high pulse rate
  • Exercise, do physical work, and take certain supplements to help lower your stress
  • Drink kefir before bed to help improve your digestion
  • Spend time in the sun to increase your melatonin
  • Avoid stimulants
  • Balance your blood sugar levels
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Thanks for reading! I hope this helps explain what happens if you don’t get enough sleep. I’ll see you in the next article.

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