Many disorders and diseases can result from abnormal sleeping patterns that are triggered from sleep deprivation. The most common forms of sleep disorders include insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and narcolepsy (NINDS 10). All of these sleep disorders begin from sleep deprivation and can be managed once they are diagnosed correctly. According to Urban, “Nervousness, dizziness, and sleeplessness may occur”, as a result of sleep deprivation (1). This proves that the slightest health changes can occur if sleep deprivation becomes a problem. According to NINDS, “The disorders and the resulting sleep deprivation interfere with work, driving, and social activities” (10). This shows that the effects of being sleep deprived can drastically change one’s everyday
Thesis: Sleep plays an essential part in a person’s health and well-being; the way we feel while awake is dependent upon what happens to your body while asleep.
It is basic knowledge that humans need sleep, but that’s where it ends just general knowledge. The article “Sleep On It” discusses how not getting enough sleeps affects you and also remedies to help. I personally am one of those people who sleeps less and says, “I’ll just be tired tomorrow, it’s okay.” After reading this article I now realize how I am putting my body in danger of future risk and it’s not okay. The article discusses that people who get no more than six hours of sleep are at a higher risk of diabetes, heart disease, and gaining more weight. Although the studies mentioned do not show causations, I feel like the correlations are strong enough to understand the negative effects. I found it very interesting no matter which study
Is sleep important? The answer is yes, more important than imaginable. However, not everyone needs the same amount. The amount of sleep needed depends on the age of the person. Infants typically need approximately 16 hours a day while teenagers need approximately nine hours on average. Most adults need about seven to eight hours (“Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep”). How much sleep someone gets is very important. Not getting enough sleep can result in many dysfunctions throughout the day. Loss of sleep causes mental, emotional, and physical affects but there are ways to prevent these affects.
The article spoke about how obesity and sleep are related by the fact that they influence each other for the worse in situations like sleep apnea and acid reflux. Sleep apnea (the cease of breathing while asleep) is related with people who are overweight, since weight gain leads to worse breathing function when a person’s neck area increases from weight gain. The problems of weight gain and sleep apnea make it difficult to help yourself since they affect and help each other to harm you when you’re not getting enough sleep. Since if you don’t get enough sleep you are more likely to be tired and less focussed, so you won’t be likely to get enough exercise or eat healthy, which will only worsen obesity. If the obesity is worsened then sleep apnea is more likely to affect a person, further disrupting someone’s sleep. Also, lack of sleep can lead to obesity as shown by a study done on healthy people who were deprived of sleep, most of them had some signs of obesity by the end of the study. Furthermore, it has been shown that lack of sleep increases appetite, due to a rise in chemicals in the body which control appetite if you don’t get enough sleep. These points show that there is a clear relation between sleep and obesity. This article applies to me as a student because, as a student I’m still growing, so my sleeping patterns can easily have an adverse effect on me, such as obesity and illness. As an adult, sleep is still important as it also affects health, but being knowledgeable about sleep can be useful if you have children. Furthermore in my middle age and elderly years, sleep might not be as important to my growth, but still sleep will have an affect on my stress levels and such, so by understanding how sleep is important, I can better take care of myself in the future when I’m weaker and older. So altogether this article gives me
Sleep is one of the unavoidable daily-living activities and it is one of the most important factors contributing to a person’s health. A quality sleep is essential for the physical, cognitive and psychological well-being of a person. Learning, memory processing and maintenance of the brain are among the most important functions of sleep. In addition to maintaining the brain, sleep has important roles in controlling the
Recent studies indicate that not having enough sleep can lead to obesity (Obesity Prevention Source, n.p.). For instance, one recent study on teenagers revealed that with every hour short of sleep increases the chances of becoming obese. The same study states that this was true for all ages. Sleeping helps in maintaining a healthy balance of the body hormones that provokes hunger such as ghrelin and leptin hormones. Lack of enough sleep causes the hormone ghrelin to rise while the leptin level reduces. As a result, one will become much hungrier than when they are well-rested. Sleeping is also said to have direct impact on the way the body reacts the hormone insulin which is responsible for control the level of sugar or glucose in the blood. Inadequate sleep brings about excessive blood sugar levels and increases the risks for diabetes. On the other hand, studies reveal that people who fond of sleeping for fewer hours seem to have a preference for lighter and calorie-rich foods as well as carbohydrates. Such foods result in overeating, gaining weight and obesity in the long run (What Causes Overweight and Obesity,
Not many courses introduce the idea of sleep, so it had only been a side interest. I was unaware of the seriousness of the problem and only wanted to understand sleep disorders because I’ve dealt with insomnia myself. Not until college did it occur to me that sleep was serious enough that studying sleep was a profession. However, school has only taught me the minimal basics of sleep. I wanted to understand the mechanism, the consequences, and the treatments for sleep. Unable to get a better idea of sleep, I aimed to learn more about sleep research. Eventually through graduate research, I would like to focus on understanding sleep and its application in improving health.
Denying sleep confiscates the essential resting time needed for bodily functions and main organs, posing a problem for one’s physical health. One apparent example is obesity. An experiment done in 1999, researchers discovered that the capacity of the body to manage glucose levels decreased
Sleep is undoubtedly one of the most essential requirements for the human body to function properly. It plays a very important role in ensuring the wellness of the human body both physically as well as mentally. In fact, the importance of sleep is clear from the fact that it helps you in maintaining a good lifestyle throughout our entire lifetime. Not only does it help maintain our physical and mental health; rather it also helps in maintaining a decent and healthy lifestyle along with ensuring safety from a number of fatal diseases. It is usually said that the mood in which you wake up is largely dependent on the type of sleep you have been in. This in itself is a big proof of the importance of sleep in our lives. While sleeping, our body finally gets its share of rest and it also gets ample time in rejuvenating from all the wear and tear that it went through during the entire day. Not only this, the body is in its own working condition when we are sleeping as this is the time when it supports the healthy functioning of the brain as well as physical attributes of our body.
Sleep is an essential part of any person’s health, however few people seem to realize that not receiving enough sleep can double the risk of becoming obese.“The ‘epidemic’ of obesity is paralleled by a ‘silent epidemic’ of reduced sleep duration with short sleep duration linked to the increased risk of obesity both in adults and in children”(Professor Cappuio). Someone who has developed a sleeping disorder such as, sleep apnea, may not have the motivation to diet or exercise, due to daytime sleepiness. Scientists at the University of Chicago conucted a study in 1999, which restricted eleven healthy young adults to four hours of sleep for six nights. The scientist discovered that restricting individuals to this amount of sleep impaired metabolism functions and disrupted hormone levels. It was also found that the subject’s abilities to process glucose in the blood had declined, in some cases to the level of diabities. ” Not only does obesity contribute to sleep problems such as sleep apnea, but sleep problems can also contribute to obesity.”(National Sleep Foundation)
In laboratory studies of healthy young adults submitted to recurrent partial sleep restriction, marked alterations in glucose metabolism including decreased glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity have been demonstrated (Spiegel et al. 2005). A pooled regression analysis in adults also suggests that a reduction in one hour of sleep per day would be associated with a 0.35 kg/m2 increase in BMI (Cappuccio et al. 2008). In Japan, a study of adolescents observed a dose-response relationship between short sleep durations and obesity (BMI 85th percentile for age and sex and a percentage body fat 25% for men or 30% for women) after controlling for age, sex, parental obesity, sexual maturation, physical activity, ethnicity, TV watching,
Sleep is essential to humans, without it several things could go wrong among the immune system. In a study carried out by Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick it is showed “…that sleep deprivation may lead to obesity through increased appetite as a result of hormonal changes. Not sleeping enough pushes the body to produce Ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appetite. Lack of sleep also results in your body producing less Leptin, a hormone that suppresses appetite.” Along with poor calorie intake, individual are over eating endocrine disruptors, foods that slow down and suppress the metabolic system. A common endocrine disruptor would be Fructose, the substance is found in almost all sugared beverages such as soda and juice. Fructose along with slowing down an individual’s metabolic syndrome, it alters an individual’s energy and attacks the liver,
The purpose of this study was to identify effects of sleep deprivation on a person’s performance and function in physically and mentally demanding situations. The researcher obtained research on this topic through various search engines, such as questia.com and Google Scholar. The results of the searches produced many different areas of the subject, so the range of information was narrowed to several broad topics. The areas of performance the researcher chose were: general cognitive/motor; medical procedures; driving; and health. The research was conducted from October of 2007 until May of 2009.