Staying Up Late and Why It’s Bad For You

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During the summer, most people find themselves going to bed later than usual. However, this habit does have a negative toll on your body.

“What is staying up late?”

12 am? 3 am? Everybody’s body has a different perception of staying up late. “Late” doesn’t have so much to do with the hour, rather you’re body’s reaction. If you actually feel tired, you know it’s past your normal bedtime, and therefore, you are staying up late.

Disadvantages of Staying Up Late:

1. Degraded immunity: People become more susceptible to illness if the temperature is a little bit hotter or cooler. Additionally, it also causes headaches (people may be dizzy or “heavy-brained” for the entire day).

2. Secretion of adrenal cortex hormone and growth hormone: These two are vital substances for the human body and are only secreted at night. The adrenal cortex hormone secretes only before the dawn and it’s in charge of facilitating the carb metabolism (weight management) and muscle function (body tone). The growth hormone only secretes after sleeping. This hormone improves the growth of the young and slows down the aging of the elderly.

3. Detrimental to hormones and menstrual cycles: Lack of sleep will affect the secretion of female hormones and affect the menstrual cycle, causing less consistency.

4. Bad for overall complexion: Staying up late will affect your overall complexion, leaving you with visible damage to your skin, eyesight, under-eye blackness, and memory capacity.

5. Ruins overall well being:Sleep deprivation can bring mental stress upon your body. You tend to doubt yourself more when you’re tired and emotions of anger and anxiety are often amplified.

It’s insane how much a good night’s sleep can do to your overall complexion and well being. If you feel tired when you wake up in the morning, it’s best you listen to your body and sleep some more. Listen to your body.

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