The Cons Of ‘The Student’s Disease

The Cons Of 'The Student's Disease 4

Teenage life is very hectic, as is obvious. With lots of school and college work, spending time with your partner, parents and peers gives you only a little time for yourself. In that span of time you have to look after your physical as well as mental health which seems quite impossible. Then what do you do? You start compromising with your sleep, which is taken for granted. Whatever extra time you need gets cut from your sleep. As a teenager you should have about 8 hours of sleep to rest our body properly. Your lack of sleep may be the cause for a number of the problems that may be plaguing you.

lack of sleep

Here are the list of some problems which occurs due to lack of sleep –

Mood swings – When your sleep cycle is not completed or disturbed, you feel tired and irritated. You fret the small things like laughing out loud, talking loudly, small taunts, light pranks etc. You stop enjoying and properly interacting with the things around you . You feel frustrated by your friends, family which will only invite conflicts and ill-fortune.

mood swings

Difficulty remembering and the learning process When you don’t get sufficient sleep, your learning process get disturbed. That is why some children have difficulty keeping up with their peers. You are not able to remember anything because you are unable to concentrate. So you should take proper sleep to improve your learning and memory.


Migraine – This is the rare occurence. When you don’t get enough sleep, you feel frustrated and irritated which may invite headaches. That is why a person having headache is advised to sleep for sometime which may improves his/her condition. But sometimes, this headache evolves into migraine. So, be careful!

learning process

Cold and cough – In a research it is shown that people who sleep for less than 5 hours are more prone to cold and cough than those who takes sleep of more than 7 hours irrespective of the geographic area and the seasons. It is quite surprising that sleeplessness can also be responsible for the cold you get infected with from time to time.


Poor Vision – Waking up late at night and not getting proper sleep may also results into poor vision. It can lead to tunnel vision, double vision, cloudiness or blurred vision. Sometimes, it may also results into hallucinations. The more visual errors you encounter, the more likely you will hallucinate. Proper sleep can help you to protect your eyes.

poor vision

Gain Weight – Not getting proper sleep may increase your junk food intake which has a high calorie count and can translate to increase in body weight thus, making you more susceptible to diseases.

weight gain

Stomach Problems – Lack of proper sleep can result in bowel disease, inflammatory problems, gas trouble etc. It often results in acid reflux and upsets your stomach.


There are many other mental problems you will encounter if you don’t take proper sleep of about 8 hours. Therefore you should heed the proverb “Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”.

aparna gupta

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