Are you a night creature who think staying awake late night is fun? Planning for a late night party? Are you missing on your regular sleep? Are you hitting whole night for the study? Do you work in night shifts?
Then you should read this ….
10 amazing facts: Why we need sound sleep ?
- Healing is the key to health and happiness.Each cell in the body restore, repairs and regenerate itself during sleep. Natural killer cells which are important part of immunity are active in sleep.
- Metabolic rate is reduced during the sleep to combat the damage of cells during the day time. Metabolic toxins are removed and required growth hormones are secreted in blood during the sleep.
- Normal and adequate night sleep replenishes the functions of five senses (eyes, ear, nose, skin tongue) , loss of sleep or inadequate sleep for long can harm the sensory functions.
- Stress hormones, blood sugar level are reduced in sleep.This helps in reducing the high blood pressure. Lack of sleep results in mental and physical fatigue along with loss of appetite and indigestion.
- During sleep the brain erases less important memories and the required memories are stored in the permanent form. This is an important process in learning , adapting and creative problem solving and skills developing.
- Prominent pattern of 24 hour sleep wake cycle (biological clock) decides the immunity. Night sleep plays important role in keeping this rhythm normal.
- Lack of sleep , improper sleep suppresses Natural killer cells(anti cancer cells ) inducing stress on immunity.
- Loss of sleep or improper sleep can induce a persistent chronic low-grade inflammation, and decreased immunity.
- Long term lack of sleep or disturbed sleep can lead to impotency /sexual dysfunction due to tense tiredness.
- Death rate higher in persons who sleeps less than 6 hrs or sleep more than 9 hrs regularly than the group which sleeps 7-8 hrs. It was an interesting research study on data bases.
If you miss on one night sleep , the bad changes in the immunity at cellular level in blood takes approximate 7 days to come to normal. Estimate the harm and loss that frequently take less sleep or stay awake late. This is certainly a major threat to the immunity.
Nurture the habit of calm timely sleep to rip off the benefits in the form of Healthy body and psyche.