New Delhi, Lifestyle Desk. Not getting enough sleep can reduce a man’s desire for sexual activity, weaken your immune system, cause problems with thinking, and lead to weight gain. When you don’t get enough sleep, you may be at increased risk of certain cancers, diabetes, and even car accidents.

According to experts, every person must take at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep. If your sleep is less than 6 hours, then these 9 types of health problems can surround you.

1. You can get sick

Lack of sleep affects your body’s fight against disease. Because of which you fall ill easily. Researchers found in research that there is a deep relationship between sleep and the immune system.

2. Damage to your heart

If you sleep less than 5 hours a night or sleep more than 9 hours, then it can have a bad effect on your heart health.

3. You have an increased risk of cancer

Less sleep is associated with higher rates of breast cancer, colorectal cancer and prostate cancer. People who work overnight shifts are at increased risk.

4. Affects your thinking power

Not getting even a good night’s sleep can lead to thinking problems. In a study published by Experimental Brain Research, a group of 18 men were given a task to complete. The first task was completed after a full night’s sleep. The next work was completed after sleeping at night.

5. You start forgetting things

Not only does not getting enough sleep lead to forgetting other things, but a large amount of research on this also shows that the effect of not getting enough sleep also affects learning and memory.

6. You may gain weight

You may also gain weight due to lack of sleep. One study examined the relationship between sleep and weight in 21,469 adults over the age of 20. Those who slept less than 5 hours each night during the three-year study were more likely to gain weight and eventually become obese.

7. Increases Risk of Diabetes

Apart from obesity, people who do not get enough sleep also have an increased risk of developing diabetes. Researchers examined 10 different studies focused on sleep and diabetes. Their findings showed that if your body gets 7 to 8 hours of rest, it reduces the risk of diabetes.

8. You may have an accident

According to the National Sleep Foundation, if you get 6 or fewer hours of sleep each night, your chances of being involved in a car accident increase three times.

9. Hurts Your Skin

If the reasons mentioned do not seem enough to you, then at least get enough sleep for your skin. In one research, a group of people aged 30 to 50 years were assessed on the basis of their sleeping habits and their skin condition. The results showed that fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin color and sagging skin were more common among people who slept less.

Edited By: Ruhee Parvez