6 Diseases Your Lack Of Sleep Could Be Causing
Our sleep is of the extreme importance for our overall health – mentally and physically. That is how body recharges after long and stressful day. While sleeping millions processes continue to happen in body, and it helps brain to store important data in memory. The cells work to repair damaged tissue and regenerate it.
When we have lack of sleep, these functions fail to be done on time, so we wake up cranky and have difficulties to concentrate in the entire day. The more important is that we experience numerous side effects that can significantly endanger health.
SLEEP DEPRIVATION CAN BE A CAUSE OF VERY SERIOUS HEALTH CONIDITONS LIKE DIABETES, HEART DISEASE AND EVEN CAN LEAD TO CANCER. SO HERE ARE 6 DISEASE THAT COME BY LACK OF SLEEP.
Heart problems and lack of sleep is suggested numerous times before of being closely linked. Strong correlation has been found in a recent study presented at EuroHeartCare. In period of 14 years, team of researchers followed 657 Russian men of 25 and 64 y age. It was found that 2/3 of the individuals that experienced a heart attack, had a sleep disorder.
Those men who had signs of sleep disorder also had up to 4 times greater strok risk and 3 times higher myocardial infarction risk.
Sleep deprivation and excess sleep lead to ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease that is manifested with ulcers in lining of the digestive tract.
There is one study made by Massachusetts General Hospital show that adequate amount of sleep is very important for our digestive system.
Researchers have studied women enrolled in Nurses’ Health Study 1976 and NHS II 1989. It was discovered that risks of ulcerative colitis were raised as the sleep per night was reduced to 6 hours or less.
Also, they found 9 hours of sleep raised risks. This means proper amount of sleep prevent of these diseases.
There are many studies that have proven the relation between diabetes and poor sleep.Effects of poor sleep on accumulation of fatty acids was examined, as this acid levels in blood affect speed of ability of insulin to regulate blood sugar. Increase of fatty acid levels in can lead to increase degree of insulin resistance and can indicate to pre-diabetes.
Lack of sleep can cause Alzheimer’s disease and affects speed of its progression.
Study was based on previous research – sleep is of higher importance for brain to eliminate the “cerebral waste,” and also the buildup which accumulate and lead to dementia.
One study made by “Journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention” has shown that many patients who had sleep problems had increased incidence and severe prostate cancer.
This link has also been attributed to melanin- sleep-regulating hormone.
Higher melatonin levels suppress tumor growth. People exposed to too much artificial light were found to have more aggressive tumor growth.
There was one study that lasted for 10 years and involved 420 in range of middle to late adulthood. 25 of the participants who suffer from poor sleep committed suicide and that led scientist to find that people with sleep problems are 1.5 times prone to commit suicide.The most susceptible were white males, 85 years or older. So, scientists attributed increased suicide rate to poor sleep and it is linked to health issues, and that stress increased with age.
Source : http://www.ourhealthyhub.com