Why Sleep Is Important?
A study of the Mental Health Foundation found that people who do not get enough sleep are four times more likely to suffer from poor concentration and relationship problems, three times more likely to be depressed and 2.6 times more likely to commit suicide.
In deep sleep, you are more likely to become ill, feel depressed and gain unhealthy weight. Studies have shown that people who sleep less than 7 hours a day tend to gain weight and have a higher risk of becoming obese than people who sleep 7 hours a day. According to the 2008 Sleep in America survey by National Sleep Foundations, those who slept less than 6 hours a night during the working day were twice as likely to be obese than those who slept 8 hours or more (41% vs. 28%).
During REM sleep (stage 4 of the sleep cycle) the brain processes and synthesizes memories, emotions and activities crucial to learning and a high level of thinking. When you sleep, your brain catalogs past experiences, shapes memory and triggers the release of hormones that regulate energy, mood and mental acuity. During sleep, your body works to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health.
Enough sleep is essential to help a person maintain optimal health and well-being. Good sleep improves concentration and productivity, and sleep is important for various aspects of brain function. Enough sleep can be important for people of all ages to maintain good health.
Getting enough sleep each night can have a positive effect on work and productivity, according to the National Sleep Foundation. The right amount of sleep at the right time can help with your mental health, physical health, quality of life and safety. Good sleep can lead to healthier brain function, improved health, and reduced risk of accidents and injuries, but not all sleep is created equal.
If you are like most Americans a lack of good sleep can affect your energy and productivity, which can lead to serious health problems. Studies have shown that regular, high-quality sleep can help improve all sorts of problems, from blood sugar to exercise. Losing the 7 to 9 hours of sleep your body needs regularly, as recommended by the experts, can do more harm than just create a lethargic and grumpy feeling.
If you don't get enough sleep time you not only lose the important benefits of sleep, but also become more vulnerable to a range of short and long-term health risks. Poor sleepers have a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, and sleep quality and duration have a major impact on many health risk factors.
Even a night of sleep deprivation can put a person at risk for illness and injury. A variety of factors can cause sleep disturbances, including health problems such as sleep apnea. Even people who sleep a full nine hours a night may not feel well rested if they wake from poor quality sleep.
Sleep and health are closely related: poor sleep increases the risk of poor health, and poor health can make sleeping difficult. Poor sleep is associated with depression Mental health problems such as depression are associated with poor sleep quality and sleep disorders. Common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression are often underpinned by sleep problems.
While sleep can increase mental well-being, as a single sleepless night can make you irritable and moody the next day, it is not surprising that chronic sleep debt can cause long-term mood disorders such as depression and anxiety.
A review of 15 studies found that people who do not get enough sleep have a higher risk of heart disease and stroke than people who sleep between 7 and 8 hours a night (15). The same sleep survey released in 2008 found that people who slept less than 6 hours a night during the working week were twice as likely to report stress problems as their well-rested colleagues. Sleep prevents diabetes Some studies suggest that people who sleep less than 5 hours a night are at an increased risk of developing diabetes.
Poor sleep is associated with increased inflammation Sleep has a big impact on inflammation in the body. It is this prolonged lack of sleep that can affect your overall health and make you more vulnerable to serious diseases such as obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
As a result, sleep deprivation is not only harmful on a personal level, but can also cause great harm. The damage caused by sleep deprivation can occur in an instant, as in a car accident, but it can harm you over time.
It is easy to think of sleep as a time when the body and brain stand still. Instead, think of your sleep disorder as hunger - it builds up throughout the day, and only when you get the rest you need.
Sleep is indispensable Sleep is as important to our body as food, drink and breathing and is crucial for maintaining good mental and physical health. Sleep helps to control our metabolism and weight, promotes stable mood, prevents cardiovascular disease, strengthens the function of our immune system, increases the retention of knowledge and helps with long-term and short-term memory. Sleep is a key factor in our quality of life by keeping our bodies healthy and providing the energy and concentration we need to make the day work.
Sleep, diet and physical activity are crucial to our health, and if we don't get enough, we sacrifice good sleep. The bad news is that if you don't think sleep is important for your weight, you won't help your weight problem by not getting adequate sleep (7-9 hours).
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