Lack Of Sleep Can Lead To Heart Disease, Weight Gain, Carb Cravings and Dark Circles
The most recent study shows that if you sleep more than 7 hours or less than the target of 7 hours per day, and yes that includes naps, have a much higher risk for heart disease, according to a new sleep research study.
If you are getting less than 5 hours of sleep then you actually double your risk of these: angina, heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.
The Research Study Shows:
"Adults that had the highest risk were adults under 59 years of age who got less than 5 hours of sleep every day. Their risk for heart disease went up 300% ... Females who did not get the 5 hours of sleep were more than 250% likely to get heart problems and disease."
In related news, researchers have also found that sleeping in after a few days of missed sleep can help restore you after missed sleep, nearly erasing any lingering sense of fatigue and mental fuzziness.
Also focus on recovery. Your goal should be 7 hours of sleep per day. If you do not get 8 hours that is typically when you start to see and feel symptoms such as dark circles under the eyes, eye bags, puffy eyes, weight gain, craving of carbs and similar.
In one research experiment, volunteers deprived of 3.5 hours of sleep per night for an entire week were about back to normal after they slept for 10 hours straight.
You Need Adequte Sleep Here is what U.S. News Suggests:
"... Remove your cell phones, computers and even the tv from where you sleep. These keep us up in the form of distractions and cause lack of sleep to add in small increments. Also give yourself adequte time to wind down before going to bed. This means get off the computer and phone at least 1 hour before bedtime"
Outside Health Inc