Sunday, 1 February 2015

Vitamin Sleep - Part 1 (An Introduction)

As the human society progresses, sleep is becoming more and more of a luxury. Some people even say that 'they'll sleep all they want when they are dead', not knowing that having a lack of sleep will accelerate their 'sleeping-forever-at-six-feet-under'!

A study done by the University of California, San Diego has found that people who live the longest sleep for six to seven hours each night. (Click on LINK)

Those who lack sleep have been shown to be high at risk where weight gain, hypertension and Type 2 diabetes are concerned.

I wrote about the four stages of sleep and what sleep deprivation does to you back in 2013. Here's the LINK.

1 comment:

  1. So that's why I'm fat??? LOL

    I know there are people who purposely don't sleep, but I think for the rest of us who have never been sound sleepers, there are other underlying causes. Insomnia is a symptom. I wonder if sleep deprivation does NOT cause weight gain, but perhaps the underlying condition does. Thyroid problems cause sleep problems as well as weight gain, blood sugar imbalances and heart conditions so I hesitate to blame it all on sleep deprivation. They say a huge percentage of people with thyroid problems are not diagnosed so it makes sense someone would look at all the statistics and blame it on sleep deprivation when they should be looking at other conditions that might be causing the sleep deprivation. Grant it, if one purposely stays up late, drinking coffee and refusing to listen to their body's need for sleep, that's a whole other can of worms.