Tuesday, July 10, 2018

10 Reasons Why Good Sleep Is Important |Stroke 2018 (Part - 2)

The first five reasons are conveyed in our last post. Let's see the remaining 5 reasons are as follows:

6. Sleep Affects Glucose Metabolism and Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Experimental sleep restriction affects blood sugar and reduces insulin sensitivity.
In a study in healthy young men, restricting sleep to four hours per night for six nights in a row caused symptoms of prediabetes.
These symptoms resolved after one week of increased sleep duration.
Poor sleep habits are also strongly linked to adverse effects on blood sugar in the general population.
Those sleeping less than six hours per night have repeatedly been shown to be at an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

7. Poor Sleep Is Linked to Depression
Mental health issues, such as depression, are strongly linked to poor sleep quality and sleeping disorders.
It has been estimated that 90% of people with depression complain about sleep quality.
Poor sleep is even associated with an increased risk of death by suicide.
Those with sleeping disorders like insomnia or obstructive sleep apnea also report significantly higher rates of depression than those without.

8. Sleep Improves Your Immune Function

Even a small loss of sleep has been shown to impair immune function.
One large two-week study monitored the development of the common cold after giving people nasal drops with the cold virus.
They found that those who slept less than seven hours were almost three times more likely to develop a cold than those who slept eight hours or more.
If you often get colds, ensuring that you get at least eight hours of sleep per night could be very helpful. Eating more garlic can help as well.

9. Poor Sleep Is Linked to Increased Inflammation
Sleep can have a major effect on inflammation in your body.
In fact, sleep loss is known to activate undesirable markers of inflammation and cell damage.
Poor sleep has been strongly linked to long-term inflammation of the digestive tract, in disorders known as inflammatory bowel diseases.
One study observed that sleep-deprived people with Crohn's disease were twice as likely to relapse as patients who slept well.
Researchers are even recommending sleep evaluation to help predict outcomes in individuals with long-term inflammatory issues.

10. Sleep Affects Emotions and Social Interactions
Sleep loss reduces your ability to interact socially.
Several studies confirmed this using emotional facial recognition tests.
One study found that people who had not slept had a reduced ability to recognize expressions of anger and happiness.
Researchers believe that poor sleep affects your ability to recognize important social cues and process emotional information.

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