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For Those With Insomnia: Sleep Deprivation Can Be Fatal

Jan 9, 2008
Between the dangers of operating a vehicle or other large equipment without having slept, or else just endangering your health and making your internal organs suffer, it is a fact that your insomnia can in fact kill you.

This is not meant to make you panic, but more to make you take a look at your current sleeping behaviors so that you recognize that changes need to be made. Depriving your body of a major necessity like a good night of rest can significantly impair your mind and your body, and cause detrimental effects in the long run.

When you get behind the wheel of a car, you have to be alert, and ready to react to any situation that comes your way. A car is a powerful thing, and when you are operating a vehicle, you have to be in full control of what you are doing. If someone cuts you off, you have to immediately be ready to swerve or brake to avoid a collision. A pedestrian can cross in front of your car unexpectedly, and it is up to you to pay attention.

Driving a car takes your full and undivided attention. If you are ready to go somewhere, you should make sure that you are going to be able to fully commit in order to get to your destination safely. Driving on little sleep produces the same, if not more severe effects as driving while intoxicated. Your insomnia prevents your brain from being able to rest itself during the night and turn off to be able to be at peak performance the next day. When you go without sleep, your body is ready to take a nap during the day, and it could happen that it catches up with you while you are on the road. Studies have shown that those who are up from seventeen hours straight and beyond have the equivalent mental capacity to someone with a .05 blood alcohol level.

But, in general, it is just a good health practice to get the required amount of sleep. Doctors insist that part of a healthy lifestyle includes getting seven to nine hours of sleep every night for adults. This will drastically reduce the signs of aging, not to mention make you feel refreshed and renewed in the morning. Additionally, getting sleep helps to revitalize your immune system. If you are trying to stave off an infection or virus, you will be so much more likely to get rid of it sooner if you are getting proper rest. Insomniacs have a hard time battling diseases because their immunity has weakened.

When your body is at rest, this is the time for it to repair any damages to the organs. Any interference in this natural cycle from having trouble sleeping can cause major health problems later on, and can certainly lead you toward an early grave.

So, be smart about things, and just do something simple like lying down in your bed every night. Since it is a matter of life and death, you better get to bed right now!
About the Author
Sherry Harris used to have a sleep disorder. Now she gets a good night sleep with aromatic sleeping mist fragrances. If you are tired of insomnia go to http://www.ScentToSleep.com. Why don't you bookmark the article you are reading right now? You know you will want to find it again soon.
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