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World Sleep Day: Consequences of lack of sleep can be devastating, experts say |  health

World Sleep Day: Consequences of lack of sleep can be devastating, experts say | health

Tips on how to ensure quality sleep – Image: Disclosure

So said Professor of Medicine Colin Espy, an expert in sleep quality at the University of Oxford People with insomnia or poor quality sleep are twice as likely to develop depression. The alert was issued on the date on which it was made World Sleep Day.

The consequences of lack of sleep can be devastating for people. Depression, for example, is more likely to develop in people who suffer from insomnia and lack of sleep. [Não ter um sono de qualidade] It is a risk factor for physical health problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. “We need to combine sleep, diet and exercise as one of the pillars of health,” said the expert.

Colin Espy also mentioned that Sleep is the main natural source of physical, emotional and cognitive health for humans. For him, a good sleeping position “at the center of our lives” is needed.

The “Five Principles” of good sleep health are that we must value, prioritize, personalize, trust and protect our sleep. It’s not just about reducing caffeine and having comfortable beds, we need to put quality sleep at the center of our lives. “If we don’t have good nights, we usually don’t have good days,” Espy said.

Is sleeping more than 8 hours lazy?

Is sleeping 8 hours ideal for restful sleep? – Image: stefamerpik image on Freepik

We heard that ideal is He sleeps 8 hours, but not completely. First of all, each individual bachelor. Therefore, there is no magic number of recommended hours. Moreover You need changes with age.

🕖🕗🕘 Recommendations: According to the National Sleep Foundation, bedtimes are broken down into nine age groups — from newborns to seniors. see below:

How many hours should we sleep throughout life? – Image: Art/g1

In some cases, it’s okay to sleep an hour more or less than average. Now, if you know someone who sleeps a lot or a little, that person might be in another group: big or little sleepers. But this audience is very small: About 2% of the population.