My Power Sleep

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For healthy living, a healthy sleeping pattern is most essential. Lack of sleep or sleep deprivation can lead to countless physical and mental health issues. Therefore, it’s essential to look after your sleeping cycles at night.

At least 7 hours of sleep at night is a must-have for positive, progressive healthy outcomes during the daytime. On the other hand, sleeping too little or too much both are very dangerous for a person’s health as both have their own bad effects on a person’s mind and physical health.

Some studies say that those people who sleepless sleep more than 7 hours faster than those who regularly take care of their sleeping routines. It might sound a bit odd, but some studies suggest it’s a proven fact.

Now the sleeping quality of a person is very important too. How deep and comfortable a person sleeps and how adequate your sleeping regime is.

Your sleeping regime includes:-

  • The duration of your sleep
  • If you have snoring problem
  • If you have insomnia
  • An early bird
  • A night owl
  • Napping time to time during the day

1- Duration of your sleep

On average, you must sleep restfully for 7 to 8 hours at night and each night. This is considered to be an ideal sleep cycle. Hereby prolonging sleep cycle is 9 hours or more than that per day. It’s been observed that people who sleep well perform well overall during the day and their energy level remains maintained. There is a 40 to 50% less chance of having heart failure. Also, adequate sleep prevents diabetes, stroke, and the risk of having high blood pressure.

2- Snoring

Sleep apnea is a condition in which the brain gets an inadequate amount of oxygen due to which many health problems can be triggered. There are two kinds of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, and central sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep occurs when the muscles that support the soft tissues in your throat, such as your tongue and soft palate, temporarily relax. When these muscles relax, your airway is narrowed or closed, and breathing is momentarily cut off.

Central sleep apnea occurs when the brain temporarily stops sending signals to the muscles that control breathing. The patient feels gasping for oxygen at that time. During the day, tiredness and lethargy may be felt too.

3- Insomnia

Insomnia is when a person feels difficulty going to sleep and finds it difficult to stay asleep as well. This results in bad sleep and because the body can’t rest and repair fully, performing daily duties becomes a burden. The risk of heart failure and stroke increases by 17%.

4- An early bird

A person who sleeps early and wakes up early (more like an ideal sleep situation) is known as an early bird. Waking up early, doing moderate exercise alongside a healthy breakfast, and following a routine is appreciated by health experts and it also reduces the number of health risks.

5- A night owl

Poor sleep or staying awake at night for long not only rises the risks of cardiovascular diseases but it’s also a contributing factor in obesity. Lack of sleep at night can increase risks of low blood pressure, poor blood sugar control, and increase risks of strokes. Poor blood pressure can also lead to diabetes. Until the body is not well-rested, a person cannot give a productive output during the day.

6- Napping time to time

Poor sleep can affect human health in many ways and the most common effects are having low blood pressure, poor sugar levels, and problems with the functioning of the heart. The blood pressure level is much lower when a person is asleep as compared to when the person is awake. Napping from time to time might seem a good alternative to remove the unrest and lethargy of the lack of sleep but scientifically it is not good at all as it may bring fluctuations in the blood pressure resulting in a high risk of cardiovascular diseases or in certain cases, heart failure as well.

6- Day time sleep

People who have a disturbed sleeping pattern at night often sleep during the daytime. The human body requires a sufficient amount of rest to repair to strengthen itself, but such a pattern may result in the person remaining in sleep mode during the whole day. Many health risks and conditions arise including a 30-34% increase in heart failure.

The crust of the matter is that to lead a healthy life, it’s essential to look out for your sleeping habits. It contributes not only to your health but to your overall performance, how well you progress, and how many duties you manage. By doing so, you may make the most out of every opportunity that comes your way and deal with situations with a conscious and present mind. Your social circle would also notice this potential and would want to interact more with you, as everyone likes energetic and productive people. This is why it is important to have a good night’s sleep and reap the full benefits of it every single day of your life.

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