Saturday, September 21, 2019
Health & Lifestyle

How Sleep Deprivation Decays the Mind and Body | AIB

 Sleeping should be one of the essential activities for your body, just as it needs air and food to function at its best. During sleep, your body recuperates itself and restores its chemical balance. Your brain forges new links and helps memory preservation. 

Without adequate sleep, your brain and body systems won’t function normally. If you spending less than five hours in sleep can generate illnesses caused by stress, it can lead to a bigger risk of chronic health problems like obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke which can deteriorate your health. Also waking up many times during the night may be harmful to the brain and may double the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Sleep Deprivation may also hurt thinking and learning. First, it impairs attention, alertness, and concentration. If you sleep less you will be more irritable, can have a bad mood and suffer from lack of focus in your daily activities like job performance, memory problems, accident while driving and may strain your relationships too. If you want to feel good, stay healthy, and perform up to your potential, quality sleep is a necessity, not a luxury.

Even if you’ve coped with sleep problems for so long that it seems general, you can still learn to sleep better. You should change your sleep patterns and then make some corrections to your daytime habits and bedtime routine. Sleep Hygiene can be adopted to improve your sleep, and you can see improvement in your sleep quality sooner.

Why Do You Need To Rest?

Sleep gives the body and brain time to recover from the stress of the day. After a good night’s sleep, you perform better, and you’re abler at making decisions. Sleeping helps you feel more alert, optimistic and have a better relationship with people. Sleeping also helps the body fight disease.

How Many Hours of Sleep Do You Need?

Different people need different amounts of sleep time. Most adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night for good health and mental functioning. Some adults need up to 9 hours of sleep per night.

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