When you don’t get enough sleep it will lead to inflammation in the body and high levels of cortisol (stress hormone) which can lead to insulin resistance, weight gain, diabetes etc. Cortisol can break down skin collagen, the protein that keeps skin smooth and elastic. It can also increase fine lines and dark circles under the eyes.
Hormonal imbalances may be the cause of many chronic health issues. Your hormones should be in synchronization with each other. When levels of each hormone are in the right amounts, your systems are steady. However, when they become unbalanced due to deficiencies or extremes, this can cause chronic symptoms or disorders, and increase your risk for disease.