Common Effects of Sleep Loss


One night of sleep deprivation may make you cranky and groggy, but routinely getting poor or not enough sleep can have serious effects on your well-being. Whether the cause is stress, school exams, or sleep apnoea, lack of sleep should be addressed by an experienced dentist or physician to help protect your health. Some of the effects of sleep loss include:

  • Impaired attention, judgment, and alertness
  • Slowed reaction time
  • Memory loss
  • Weight gain
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Depression
  • Development of fine lines and common signs of ageing
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes

Identifying the cause of your concerns is essential, and with sleep apnoea it may not always be obvious. This condition, most commonly associated with snoring, induces breathing pauses multiple times during sleep. If you think you may have this condition, we encourage you to reach out to our skilled team for more information. Sleep apnoea is affiliated with some very serious medical conditions, but we can help. Talk to us today to learn more.

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