Often you happen to forget things that are sure you know them? Accidentally spend less than six hours of sleep a day?
Lack of sufficient sleep affects clear thinking and reason so difficult emotions. On the other hand sleepy state, which is typical in people who are sleep deprived, obstruct the performance of official duties, damage to family relationships and subsequently cause behavioral problems such as volatile, erratic mood, petulance, irritability and depression.
- Do not cherish the dream
Rarely we realize that lack of sleep causes a disorder of cognitive and mental health. Has imposed stereotype of thinking that sleep is elusive luxury. But on the other hand known fact is that when our sleep at night is inadequate during the day feel not in good condition and vice versa.
Sound sleep is not only a prerequisite for good physical health. Complete night’s rest improving learning, memory and our intuitive abilities.
“During sleep the body recovers the cellular level.” Says Dr. Barry Krakou, medical director of the Center for the Study of sleep in New Mexico and author of a book about the specifics of sleep. “Without a full night’s rest, we are not able to understand the needs not only emotionally and spiritually, but also physically.”, Says the expert.
To sleep a few hours longer brings benefit that few people realize. In the event that during the week paid an average of only six hours sleep a night, the body will bring to exhaustion, experts are clear.
- Sleepiness – bitter reflection of pointless workaholism
In case of insufficient sleep, feeling in a fog during the day. Experts said there are three reasons for this:
Drowsiness boils at a lower level our thought processes. Scientists are adamant that the condition leads to poor concentration and attention. In case of insufficient sleep much more difficult to focus thinking, resulting in distraction becomes part of the peculiarities of personality. Naturally, this reduces the ability to perform tasks because it violated the logical causal thinking or does the process of thinking.
Decision making is one of the most difficult mental activities at people who do not devote enough time to sleep. Due to the inability to realize the situation and do the right thing.
- Sleepiness affect memory.
In scientific circles suggest that the relationship between the nerves that are responsible for memory, strengthens during a night’s sleep.
While sleep information that we have taken during the day, be transferred in short-term memory. According to Eyvalino Varsals Professor of Higher Medical School of the University of Maryland, this means that the different stages of sleep play a different role in the consolidation of new information in memory. When you sleep too little or restless, this cycle is disturbed, explains the expert.
The problem is exacerbated because during the day because of sleepy state, we tend to forget and misunderstand incoming information. Inability to concentrate weakens our memory and in the long run. When we are not able to concentrate information from short-term memory can not be transferred to the long-term, says Dr. Alison Sibarn, Medical Center in sleep Stanford University and head of the medical program for the treatment of insomnia and behavior.
Poor sleep negatively affects the learning process. Lack of sleep affects the ability to learn in two ways. As the focus of attention is difficult, much more difficult to perceive the information, which makes the process of learning is ineffective. Second, lack of sleep negatively affects memory, whose role is fundamental in the process of acquiring knowledge and skills.
In children, lack of sleep and sleepiness cause manifestation of the syndrome with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which further impedes their successful training. In addition to depriving them of the ability to concentrate and remember the taught their material at school, lack of sleep due to the refusal to try and endeavor, which strongly evident in children over the age of 12.
- Delayed reactions
The big risk for sleep deprivation and sleepiness are: delayed reactions.
Insufficient sleep and sleepiness slows reaction, which creates serious problems and dangerous situations while driving, carrying out duties or other activities that require instant judgment and reaction. According to the National Service for Road Safety in the US at least 100,000 traffic accidents a year are caused by fatigue (falling asleep at the wheel), which accounts for one-fifth of their total number.
To drive in a state of exhaustion in sleepy state is tantamount to drive after drinking 8 per thousand in the blood.
The use of alcohol and sleepiness have a double problem when driving, as under the influence of alcohol a person is unable to control the affect of lack of sleep.
The highest risk of accident is seen in young people, especially men, as well as shift workers – night shifts with hours of work more than 9 hours or unregulated mode. The same applies to persons with untreated sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and narcolepsy.
Slowing effects endangering life in different ways. In a study at the University of Texas at Austin from 2009 to cadets from the US Military Academy found that sleep deprivation impedes referral information to a single entity. This is a function of the brain, which postponed seriously considering a solution that is essential in the work of firefighters, policemen, soldiers and other professions who have sleep deprivation.
- Lack of sleep affects mood and psycho-emotional state
Lack of sleep is possible to change the mood and manner of expression. Typical events for people who are deprived of sleep is to be irritable and prone to anger. We have seen a decrease in the ability to cope with stress. Fatigue is associated with increased likelihood to cause a fall in accident or quarrel with others.
The additional overtime hours, wounded memory, a bad mood and other functions of the body become chronic and lifestyle, which in the long run brings its insidious consequences in the workplace and relationships with people.
Chronic sleep deprivation is associated with increased risk of depression. According to a study from 2005 of the University of North Texas in people with insomnia (insomnia) has 10 times more likely to develop depression and 17 times higher risk of developing mental disorders such as anxiety compared to those with full sleep.
Experts said it is difficult to determine which condition came first – the lack of sleep or depression. Normally for those who are depressed may have disturbed sleep. Opposite is also true, people who do not sleep fully show a tendency to depression.
- Characters to be understood that sleep is insufficient
Since everyone needs sleep are different, experts say the best way to understand whether the duration of night rest is enough, it’s how you feel. Unequivocal sign is when you get out of bed not experiencing lethargy, sluggishness, sleepiness. Rather, you should also be charged with forces and be energetic during the day. Normally vigor to decline only when approaching bedtime.
Dr. Krakou offered daily to assess the capabilities and quality of life. Ask yourself whether you have achieved the accomplishment of the goals of your day, this is one of the surest indicators of whether you sleep enough. Conflicts with colleagues, frequent situations in which the head constantly reminds paying attention or in which you feel that you lose concentration, reducing productivity usual you are also an indicator of whether you sleep enough.