Sleep is connected with a lot of different issues like for example pain which is being transferred to other parts of our body, depression, dementia, anxiety andstress and hostility.
Having a good sleep is very important for our health. For most of the adults, having a sleep of 6 to 8 hours per night is considered to be the ideal quantity of sleep. Having too much or too little of sleep can result with some negative effects considering our health. The sleep deprivation represents one chronic condition today. Furthermore you may even not be aware that you are suffering from it. According to the science the lack of sleep may have serious and long term effects on our health.
Interrupted or impaired sleep may be responsible for:
- Weakened immune system
- It can accelerate the growth of tumor –they are growing two to three times faster in lab animals that have serious sleep dysfunctions
- It can provoke pre-diabetic state, which makes you feel hungry all of the time, leading to gain in weight.
- It can have an impact on the memory; if you have a poor sleep even for one night, that means only 4 to 6 hours of sleep, that may have an effect on your ability to think clearly the following day
- It can have an impact on your ability for performing efficiently physical or mental tasks, and also lowers your ability for solving problems.
Having a proper sleep is also essential for the health of our heart. Those people who do not sleep the proper period of time are at bigger risk for experiencing some cardiovascular disease, no matter of their age or weight or if they smoke cigarettes or do some workout. According to a study that was examining data from 3,000 adults who had over 45 years, the ones who were sleeping less than six hours per night had a twice bigger risk for having a stroke or heart attack in comparison to the ones who were sleeping 6 to 8 hours per night.
The scientists are not completely sure why less sleep is so harmful for our heart health, however they know that the deficiency of sleeping is causing disruptions in underlying health conditions and biological processes such as the high blood pressure, glucose metabolism, and inflammation.
Read some tips about how to improve your sleep:
- You should keep the level of temperature in the bedroom no higher than 70 degrees F. According to the studies it is best to have optimum space temperature for sleeping and that means around 60 to 68 degrees.
- You should go to sleep as early as you can. Our body is doing a lot of its recharging between the period of 11 p.m. and 1 a.m.
- You also should go to the toilet before going to bed because you will lower the chances that you will have to wake up and use the toilet during the night.
- You can also eat some high-protein snack several hours before you go to sleep. This will give you the L-tryptophan which is required for the production of melatonin and serotonin.
- Furthermore, you can also consume some This is helpful for the tryptophan to cross our blood-brain barrier.