18 Facts about Sleep ...

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Do you want to learn important facts about sleep?

If so then look no further.

I have put together 18 facts about sleep.

These facts cover everything from the effects of poor sleep, different types of sleep disorders, things that cause insomnia, and ways to improve your sleep.

Enjoy these facts about sleeping.

1. Obesity and Diabetes

Studies show that those who don’t get enough sleep are more at risk of being obese and having diabetes.

What’s that, sleep will make me skinny?

Not exactly, but getting enough sleep is a good thing when you're trying to lose weight.

2. High Blood Pressure

Another fact about sleep is that those who are lacking sleep each night are at higher risk of high blood pressure.

This makes sense, considering the first fact said that lack of sleep can cause obesity and diabetes.

Those who are overweight or have blood sugar problems are more likely to have high blood pressure too.

3. Night Sweats

Unfortunately, sometimes the lack of sleep isn’t our fault.

It’s not always because we were out partying too late or checking out Facebook all night.

There are many sleep disorders that mess with our sleep too, such as night sweats.

Have you ever tried to sleep when you were hot and sweaty?

It is nearly impossible.

Night sweats are mostly caused by menopause, cancer, and infection.

4. Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is another sleep disorder.

It causes excessive sleepiness and often causes people to fall asleep without notice during the day.

It is actually a nervous system disorder and the exact cause is unknown.

5. Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

Here is another fact about sleep disorders.

Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD) is when a person involuntarily moves their limbs while sleeping.

You may have PLMD if you feel excessively tired during the day, have trouble falling asleep at night, and have a hard time staying asleep.

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