Why A Lack of Sleep Leads to Flu Like Symptoms and How to Avoid This

Why A Lack of Sleep Leads to Flu Like Symptoms and How to Avoid This

It's easy to notice a difference in how you feel after waking up from a good night of sleep versus a bad night of sleep. While the CDC recommends that adults get 7+ hours of sleep per night, studies show that 1 in 3 American adults do not get enough sleep. Lack of proper sleep can lead to both long-term and short-term effects. Many of those effects can present as flu-like symptoms. Understanding those symptoms and how to prevent them can improve your overall health, happiness and well-being. 



"Half the battle is actively prioritizing sleep - making lifestyle choices that support good sleep and giving yourself the chance to get the hours of sleep you know you need. Spend some time reflecting on the effects of sleep on your performance, your progress towards any goal you’re working on, or your ability to model any value that is important to you. Keeping this fresh in your mind will help you honor your sleep needs and make the kind of healthy choices that promote your opportunity for good quality sleep"

Suzy Reading, Cannabotech's Psychology Expert

Can A Lack Of Sleep Cause Flu-Like Symptoms?

One of the most prominent symptoms of lack of sleep is exhaustion. This can manifest as both inability to complete physical activity as well as slowed thinking or brain fog. Long-term effects of lack of sleep include a weakened immune system and increased risk of disease. This means your body's ability to fight off colds, flus and other similar viruses decreases without proper sleep, increasing your chances of getting sick.

How To Best Recover When You Are Experiencing These Flu-Like Symptoms

A great way to recover from these flu-like symptoms is to improve your sleep schedule and your quality of sleep. Below we will detail different ways to improve your sleep, thus reducing negative symptoms that come with sleep deprivation. 

Other Symptoms Of A Lack Of Sleep

Other symptoms of a lack of sleep can include irritability, depression or anxiety and weight gain. Symptoms can vary from person to person. Factors that can influence how a person’s symptoms will manifest include their lifestyle, diet and activity levels. 

How To Improve Your Sleeping Pattern To Get A Better Quality Night’s Sleep

The negative effects of sleep deprivation can decrease a person’s quality of life. Thankfully, there are ways to improve sleep quality that you can do on your own and at home. 

Take Cannabotech’s Beauty Sleep Drops 1 Hour Before Bed

Taking Beauty Sleep Drops is an easy way to improve your sleep. It takes just a few seconds and can have a massive impact. Beauty sleep drops are made from a special blend of functional mushrooms and CBD oil which target the immune system and endocannabinoid system - a system which plays an important role in our bodies’ neural functions. Taking Beauty Sleep Drops an hour before bed can improve a person’s ability to fall asleep as well as improve the quality of sleep that they get. 

Find Your Routine And Stick With It

Having a bedtime routine is important as it helps our body to wind down and know when it is time to fall asleep. A bedtime routine can look different for different people but some things to consider including are putting away electronics, turning off work messages, setting aside time to read, dimming lights and having a nighttime skincare routine.

Educate Yourself On The Different Stages Of A Good Night’s Sleep

Nighttime sleep occurs in 4 stages. The final 2 stages are the deepest sleep stages and when our body prepares to feel refreshed for the next day. Knowing the different stages as well as when and why they take place can help you obtain an optimal night of sleep. 

Make Your Room Pitch Black

Light, be it artificial or natural, encourages the brain to wake up. Blocking out light in a room helps our body know that it is time to go to sleep. An ideal night’s sleep would include falling asleep in pitch black darkness and waking up to natural light. While that may seem difficult, it is something to strive for to obtain optimal sleep quality. 

Avoid Blue-Light Before Bed

Blue light is a light emitted by electronic devices as well as fluorescent and LED lightbulbs. Bluelight stimulates the brain and prevents the body from producing melatonin, the natural hormone that encourages sleep. Avoiding blue light before bed can improve a person’s ability to fall asleep.

How Cannabotech Can Help Improve Your Sleep Cycle

Cannabotech offers Beauty Sleep Drops which, when taken before bedtime can help improve the quantity and quality of a night’s sleep. The drops are made with a blend of functional mushrooms and CBD oil, which combined together can improve a person’s sleep substantially. The drops also contain chamomile and 5HTP which help the body relax. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Get A Cold From A Lack Of Sleep?

Lack of sleep leads to a weakened immune system. A weakened immune system means that it will be harder for a person’s body to fight off viral infections and disease. A person with a weakened immune system is at greater risk of catching colds than a person with a strong immune system. A body with a weakened immune system is also more prone to getting severe colds as it will have more difficulty getting rid of the unwanted virus that causes colds. 

How To Recover From A Weakened Immune System?

There are many ways to recover from a weakened immune system. Eating a healthy and balanced diet, exercising regularly, minimizing stress and maintaining a clean environment are all ways that you can improve your immune system. You can also take Immunity Drops which are a special formula blend of functional mushrooms and CBD oil with zinc that help support the body’s immune system. 

What Company Provides The Best CBD Oil Products For Sleep?

While there are many CBD oil products available, Cannabotech products are made with a special blend of functional mushrooms and CBD oil to provide maximum benefits. Cannabotech sleep drops are placed under the tongue and absorbed into the bloodstream, taking only about an hour to have an effect. 

Bea Lyus

Bea Lyus is an experienced Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist. She is a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), the regulatory body for Nutritional Therapists and is registered by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).