What happens if you have insomnia?
There are serious health risks associated with chronic insomnia. According to the National Institute for Health, insomnia can increase your risk for mental health problems as well as overall health concerns.
Increased risk for medical conditions
- asthma attacks
- weak immune system
- sensitivity to pain
- diabetes mellitus
- high blood pressure
- heart disease
Increased risk for mental health disorders
- confusion and frustration
Increased risk for accidents
Insomnia can affect your:
- performance at work or school
- sex drive
The immediate concern is daytime sleepiness. A lack of energy can cause feelings of anxiety, depression, or irritation. Not only can it affect your performance at work or school, but too little sleep may also increase your risk for car accidents.
Shortened life expectancy
Having insomnia can shorten your life expectancy. An analysis of 16 studies that covered over 1 million participants and 112,566 deaths looked at the correlation between sleep duration and mortality. They found that sleeping less increased risk for death by 12 percent, compared to those who slept seven to eight hours per night.
A more recent study looked at the effects of persistent insomnia and mortality over 38 years. They found that those with persistent insomnia had a 97 percent increased risk of death.
While you sleep, your immune system produces protective, infection-fighting substances like cytokines. It uses these substances to combat foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. Cytokines also help you sleep, giving your immune system more energy to defend your body against illness.
Sleep deprivation prevents your immune system from building up its forces. If you don’t get enough sleep, your body may not be able to fend off invaders. It may also take you longer to recover from illness.
The relationship between sleep and the respiratory system goes both ways. A nighttime breathing disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can interrupt your sleep and lower the quality of your sleep. As you wake up throughout the night, this can cause sleep deprivation, which leaves you more vulnerable to respiratory infections like the common cold and flu. Sleep deprivation can also make existing respiratory diseases worse, such as chronic lung illness.
Viva Tranquilia 5-HTP
Viva has formulated a unique blend ingredient of 5-HTP, melatonin and vitamin B6 to promote total sleep time and sleep quality. So many people these days suffer from sleep restrictions, altered sleep schedules, or other sleep-related conditions that prevent them from having the rest they deserve. Viva Tranquilia is here to help. Tranquilia helps to improve body’s sleep-wake cycle, and helps you get the rest you need to function the next day.
Viva Tranquilia 5-HTP advantages
- Helps to improve sleep quality
- Helps increase the total sleep time
- Helps sleep-wake cycle
- A factor in the maintenance of good health.
- Helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.