Top 5 Organs Affected by Not Enough Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is probably one of the greatest feelings in the world. Feeling well rested can help you be more productive, energized, and put you in a good mood. But what happens to your body when you don’t get rest?

Here are a few sleep facts from the CDC:

  • Adults need 7 or more hours of sleep per night for the best health and wellbeing
  • Short sleep duration is defined as less than 7 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period
  • Adults who are short sleepers are more likely to report being obese, physically inactive, and current smokers
  • Adults who are short sleepers are more likely to report 10 chronic health conditions

Tossing and turning at night is something important to consider where it concerns your health. If you aren’t getting enough sleep at night, it could be affecting your health in more ways that you just feeling exhausted.

Here are a few ways little sleep can affect the body:


Lack of sleep can negatively impact your brain in many ways. It can affect your short and long-term memory because your brain works during sleep to process and store new information. Sleep deprivation also exhausts your brain and can cause make it difficult to concentrate and decrease coordination.






Continuous sleep loss can negatively impact your skin. When you begin losing sleep, your body will release cortisol, a stress hormone. In excessive amounts, cortisol can break down a protein in the skin that keeps it smooth and elastic called collagen. After a few nights of sleep loss, you will probably notice dark circles under the eyes, fine lines, and lackluster skin.





Losing sleep can be bad for your lungs by making you more vulnerable to respiratory infections like the flu or a cold. When you begin to sleep less it can also make existing respiratory infections like chronic lung disease worse.





According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep is essential for a healthy heart. When you don’t get enough sleep, you are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease. Research has shown that not getting enough sleep can especially cause disruptions for people who already have underlying health conditions like high blood pressure and inflammation.





Not getting enough sleep can affect your eyes. Without a good amount of sleep, your eyes cannot work properly, and your vision can become impaired, you can experience eye spasms, popped blood vessels, and you can develop dry eye. Dry eye is a condition where your eyes are not developing an adequate amount of tears to lubricate your eyes and can cause pain, light sensitivity, and blurred vision.




To stay healthy, your body needs sleep just as much as it needs hydration and nutrition. Getting the right amount of sleep can make a big difference to your overall health. Understanding your health can also help you understand how much sleep is best for you.

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