There are many factors that keep you awake until midnight, including toddlers, deadlines, pain, neighbors or simply the fact that you like to go to bed late. Whatever the reason, lack of sleep has side effects that you should take into consideration.
Here are the reasons why you stay awake all night and the consequences that you risk if you always go to bed late.
Your boss may be satisfied with how quickly solve certain tasks at work and you start to think you’re a superhero. While it is true that lack of sleep does not affect all cognitive abilities, deprivation of adequate rest leads to impaired memory, and the loss of creativity and planning ability. Even if your logic and reason you are still functioning well, take care! The same part of the brain that controls memory also controls and is in charge of the psychomotor skills and coordination. Don’t forget that to driving tired is the same as driving drunk.
You feel better after a sleepless night
After you have seen that you felt better after a sleepless night, you start to gain courage. You are enthusiastic and you think you can hold out indefinitely that crazy pace. Although everything may seem rosy and the world is beautiful, this is true only if you’re lucky enough to encounter positive situations. Without sleep, the amygdala, the part of the brain responsible for processing emotional elements, responds to stimuli in a more intense way. If things are good, you’ll see them even better. But if things are bad, your reaction will be exaggerated towards the negative.
People with depression appear to have a slight improvement if they don’t sleep at night. The reason could be a chemical, adenosine, which has an antidepressant effect. Researches are still being performed on this substance with a short term effect, but researchers warn that only vampires can stay sleepless forever without causing harm to their bodies.
You have more energy
There are people who become alert after 9:45 pm, and they remain so until dawn. They think they can manage like this for a long time. In reality, lack of sleep weakens the immune system, increases the risk of dementia, and lowers life expectancy. Experts say that it is normal to feel “active” even if you slept for only a short time the previous night if you have already fell into a routine. However, you should make sure you don’t push your limits.