People think cutting back on sleep won’t be a problem because other responsibilities seem much more important. But research shows that cutting back on sleep is a big mistake. There are a number of important tasks being worked on such as recovery which is crucial for weight loss, performance, and muscle building. Nighttime is when your brain get’s its own exercise. While you are sleeping your brain is hard at work forming the pathways necessary for learning and creating memories and new insights. Sleep deprivation can lead to poor focus and response time. A lack of sleep can also have an impact on your patience and attitude during the day There has been growing scientific research that lack of sleep can also increase your risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and infections.
Despite growing support for the idea that adequate sleep, like adequate nutrition and physical activity, is vital to our well-being, people are sleeping less. The nonstop “24/7” nature of the world today encourages longer or nighttime work hours and offers continual access to entertainment and other activities. To keep up, people cut back on sleep.