Healthline wrote that lack of sleep, even in the short term, can negatively affect co-existing conditions.
- work or school performance
- memory, concentration, and decision-making
Per theNIHTrusted Source, insomnia can worsen health problems or raise the risk of developing conditions such as:
- chronic pain
- decreased immune response
- heart problems
- high blood pressure
- mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression
- metabolic syndrome, diabetes
- overweight, obesity
- pregnancy complications
- substance use disorders
Research from 2019Trusted Sourcesuggests that insomnia in older adults increases the risk of cognitive decline and dementia.
A2017 comparative analysisTrusted Sourceon the link between sleep duration and mortality found that when compared with someone who sleeps between 7 and 9 hours per night:
- A person who sleeps on average less than 6 hours per night has a 13 percent higher mortality risk.
- A person who sleeps between 6 and 7…
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