Still regard sleep as a regular ritual? If so, be careful, because the body can demonstrate to us if we continue to let the quality of sleep deteriorates. Because there are at least six health risk if we are threatened by lack of sleep.
1. Long for junk food
When we are sleep deprived, a key regulator of appetite impaired. As a result we want foods that are high in fat and high in carbohydrates. This will make the number of calories in the body rise dramatically. A research has shown, after lack of sleep for two nights in a row, respondents had the urge to eat for longer than usual. For the hormone that triggers appetite, namely ghrelin, increased and decreased appetite-suppressing hormone, leptin is.
If it is left continuous, we will be overweight. And is increasingly confirmed by a University of Washington that found that respondents have enough sleep, 7 to 9 hours each night, have an ideal BMI value.
2. We become a magnet for germs center
People who sleep 7 hours at night, going 3 times more susceptible to flu. This is the result of the JAMA study. In fact, other studies concluded that men who sleep less and be given the flu vaccine, has delayed the formation of the immune response against the disease is seasonal. Newly formed immune, 10 days after vaccination. The formula is only one to explain this situation, the sleeping form of our immune system.
3. Body to process sugar more slowly
University of Chicago concluded in their study, short sleep time will make the body resistant to insulin. This makes it hard to be processed glucose in our blood vessels, so we are likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
4. Suffered a prolonged stress
Still from a University of Chicago, the lack of sleep makes the hormone cortisol to rise sharply. This is the hormone that causes us to know how unpleasant stress. Increase in cortisol occurred from the afternoon until the evening, which makes our heart rate increases, increased blood pressure, and blood sugar to rise. This means that we are at risk of developing hypertension, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
5. Our brain becomes foggy
When we are sleep deprived, the brain attack "thick fog". Even Walsbelen Joyce, PhD, an expert on sleep hygiene, storytelling, this fog is hard to make us feel good. "Because sleep and emotional control on the same brain area. So when we are sleep deprived, then automatically we have to make yourself become easily depressed. "
6. Make us look older
Lack of sleep also makes the blood flow slows down, even for those under our skin. So no wonder if the eye bags easily formed when we are sleep deprived, and this is certainly not something that can enhance our appearance.
"Even worse, lack of sleep increases the hormone cortisol also slows the production of collagen. If this happens, say welcome to the wrinkles, "says Jyotsna Sahni, MD, health expert bed of Canyon Ranch, the United States.
See the full list of complaints bodies when we sleep, we would not want to create a body to complain again. Because of that, do an easy trick to sleep soundly.
* Slowly, go to bed 15 minutes earlier each night.
* Turn off the lights an hour before closing his eyes, and try to relax. If music can calm down, feel free to enjoy it while turning a blind eye strain.
* Do not place the television or computer in our room.
* Do the meditation or stretching the body, 30 minutes before actually sleeping.