Recent research suggests missing sleep not only makes you tired, worn out and fatigued…
… it gradually damages your brain.
And to make matters worse…
If you don’t sleep enough at night…
Your body boosts its levels of stress hormones.
The brain chemicals connected with deep sleep are the same ones that tell the body to stop the production of stress hormones.
As a result, when you don’t sleep well, your body keeps pumping out those hormones.
The next day, you feel more stressed, the following night you find it harder to fall asleep, and so on and so on and so on.
Even worse, stress hormones peak in the afternoon and early evening… just when you should be relaxing and preparing for slumber.
And research shows that not sleeping can lead to things like irritability, mood swings and fatigue.
All of which have a tendency to further amplify our levels of stress.
So, the normal things that people get stressed about like, money, kids, work or maybe an argument with a friend or our significant other...become MUCH bigger problems.