The ramifications of a poor night’s sleep go beyond mere fogginess and grumpiness. These are the short term effects that we tend to be acutely aware of after a long night of tossing and turning. However, the long-term effects of a bad mattress can creep up on you without you even realizing it.
Here are some long-term effects of sleep deprivation that you should consider.
Sleep Deprivation Inhibits Your Ability To Think
During sleep, the brain becomes awash with an influx of cerebrospinal fluid, which cleans out toxins and harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours. When these materials continue to build and build and are not washed away during a normal sleep cycle, the mind becomes foggy and cognition severely decreases.
To put it simply: you can’t think when you’re sleep deprived.
Sleep Deprivation Makes You Clumsy
Obviously, the toll that sleep deprivation takes on your cognition makes you less competent, and accidents are more likely to occur. These can range from petty instances of forgetting where you put your car keys, to major tragedies like the 1979 nuclear accident at Three Mile Island (of which sleep deprivation was a major factor).
Somewhere in the middle, we have basic public safety hazards like dangerous driving. Sleep deprivation can slow your reaction time as much as being drunk. Accidents on the job are also much more likely to occur.
At our Idaho Falls mattress store, you will find the beds and mattress accessories you need to be fully rested, cutting down your risk of accidents both big and small.
Sleep Deprivation Results In Major Health Problems
Beyond personal inconveniences and public health risks, sleep deprivation has its direct physical toll on the body as well. Health risks from sleep deprivation include:
- High blood pressure
- Irregular heartbeat
- Heart disease
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
Sleep Deprivation Causes Depression
Given enough time, improper sleep can result in symptoms that closely resemble clinical depression. In fact, insomnia is strongly linked to depression, as one tends to enhance the other, and vice versa.
At our Idaho Falls mattress store, you’ll find just what you need to help with both insomnia and depression, as being well-rested will give you more energy and put you in a more positive mood.
Sleep Deprivation Ages You
In the short term, sleep deprivation results in all the commonly recognized symptoms: baggy eyes, sallow skin, bad posture, etc. However, in the long-term, it can permanently enhance the aging of the skin, resulting in finer wrinkle lines and darker circles under the eyes.
This is because when your body is sleep deprived, it releases more cortisol, a stress hormone. At high levels, this hormone can take its toll on skin collagen.
Why Choose Our Idaho Falls Mattress Store?
At Marketplace Mattress Outlet, we are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality beds, mattresses, and sleep accessories to ensure the best night’s sleep possible. We know what it takes to give someone the rest that they need.
If you think your bed could use some improvement, or needs to be replaced altogether, contact our Idaho Falls mattress store today!