During the catabolic cycle the body will do anything to keep itself running, meaning if it needs to take from one system for another it will, such as if the heart needs something it’ll take it from the adrenals and the adrenals will just suffer. This process is called catabolism and this damage to some cells is permitted so higher priority systems can continue to run efficiently.
Sleep- deprivation shortens your life and increases the likelihood of a variety of diseases including cancer, diabetes, and obesity.
Getting less than six hours a night can affect coordination, reaction time, and judgment,
Lack of adequate sleep can create a pre- diabetes state in the body, which can, in turn, contribute to obesity.
Obesity itself impairs sleep, thus setting the stage for a vicious cycle.
Two very important hormones, growth hormone and leptin, are secreted primarily during the sleep hours. Leptin is a critical hormone with respect to eating and weight management. It signals the body to stop eating carbohydrates. With the low- leptin levels of sleep debt, your body will crave carbohydrate even though you’ve had enough calories.
PREVENTION ~ FIRST DEFENSE