A poor night’s sleep could be making us weak and fat.
Basically when we are tired our bodies prioritizes storing fat over maintaining muscle strength. This is so the next time we go to sleep the body will be encouraged to fall asleep and sleep for a longer period of time because it has the fat stores to survive on while we are a sleep.
Sleep loss also affects us by making it harder to process blood sugar, which raises our risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
The risk is even worse for children. While adults need at least 8 hours of sleep kids to teenagers should have upwards of 10 hours of sleep a night.