Mental Health, Health, Sleep

Sleep Patterns and Sleep Disruption

The long term effects of sleep deprivation are not pretty

If you’ve ever spent a night tossing and turning, you know how you’ll feel the next day — slow, still tired, and out of sorts. Worse is regularly missing out on the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep – that pattern has a lot more impact on brain and body.

The long-term effects of sleep deprivation are real. And they’re not good to have! An irregular sleep pattern drains your mental abilities and puts your physical health at risk.

Getting you back to a better sleep pattern

Because some of the most serious potential problems associated with chronic sleep deprivation are high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure or stroke, it’s more important than ever to look for support and solutions.

Good sleep can also assist with counteracting other potential problems relating to poor sleep, include obesity, depression, impairment in immunity, and lower sex drive.

Stress and Difficulties in Getting to Sleep

The busyness of modern life, especially with stress being so prevalent for everyone – and a lot of time on computers and devices – can all cause disruption to sleep patterns.

When you can wind down properly you help allow good melatonin production, which is the hormone we need in order to sleep well.

Better Sleep helps Better Learning

Sleep plays a critical role in thinking and learning. Regular and good sleep patterns help brain processes in many ways, including your attention, alertness, concentration, reasoning, and problem solving. In short, lack of good sleep makes it more difficult to learn efficiently.

Another benefit of great sleep is to assist the various sleep cycles that play a role in storing and retaining memories. If you don’t get enough sleep, what you learned and experienced during the day can be poorly retained.

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