Why Bad Sleep is Bad for Your Health

Every now and then everyone deals with restless nights. A poor night’s sleep is par for the course in the busy world we live in today. It could be stress-related, caffeine-related, or something unexplainable. But there are many out there who deal with bad sleep on a regular basis, whether dealing with something like insomnia or sleep apnea. Because we need our sleep, a lack of it can lead to other issues. The health risks of bad sleep are numerous, so it’s important to seek treatment immediately.

The doctors at Arkansas Otolaryngology Center want you to understand the important of a good night's sleep.

Serious fatigue If you deal with a sleep disorder, you probably already know that no matter how early you go to bed or how late you sleep in, you’re gonna feel tired. This tiredness and fatigue can lead to accidents at the workplace, at home, and on the road. Putting yourself and others in danger is not worth the risk.

Diabetes Bad sleep can cause bad reactions in your body. According to studies, long-term lack of sleep under 5 hours can lead to type 2 diabetes. The reason for this is that a lack of sleep changes the way our bodies break down certain glucose.

Heart issues No, we’re not kidding. Lack of sleep can lead to things like heart disease, irregular heartbeat, and even heart attacks. If none of the previous reasons were enough, let this one motivate you to get a sleep study.

High blood pressure As common as it might seem these days, high blood pressure is not something to disregard. High blood pressure actually leads to other major health conditions like heart disease and stroke.

If you suspect you’re having sleep issues, schedule an appointment at Arkansas Otolaryngology Center. Our offices have ENTs in Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Benton waiting to help you get back to a better night’s sleep.