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Sleep - Know The Essence Of It!

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Dr. Preeti Rai 86% (13 ratings)
MD - Community Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Dehradun  •  17 years experience
Sleep - Know The Essence Of It!

Many people brag about the fact that they are early risers and wake up with the dawn. But, there are also some people who have a natural rhythm of sleeping and waking up different than others. Some of them are night owls or all-nighters. Many people have a tendency of staying up all night and sleeping comfortably in the day time, which causes symptoms of jet lag on a daily basis.

The sleeping pattern in the daytime may cause headache and inadequate sleep in some people. Hence, they get moody, headache, and irritable most of the time.

What Happens If You Sleep Late Every Day?

Sleeping inadequately and not for enough hours does not only make your day irritable but also leads to bad health in the long run. The most terrible effects of sleeping late in the night are:

● Risk of diseases like diabetes and sleep apnea is the most common effects of sleeping late in the night for a longer time.

● Increased headache is one of the reasons that people advised to sleep early at night. Incomplete sleep may lead to a headache.

● With less sleep, you can induce unnecessary stress to the body, which will increase the blood pressure and sugar levels.

● Sleeping late in the night and waking up late may result in job loss or career hindrance.

Is It Bad to Stay Up Late Every Night?

When you sleep late in the night but wake up early, it may cause stress to your mind and eyes. To keep your mind alert and fresh, you need at least 7 hours of sound sleep, which can be done only with night sleep. Many sleep studies found that people who have the habit of sleeping early and waking early have better brain functioning. Is It Okay to Sleep Late? In today’s world, many have to keep awake late due to studies, exams, or work. If you sleep late occasionally for the purpose of study or work, then it's reasonable to say that it is ok to sleep late sometimes. However, do not make this a habit.

Sleeping late every day may have long-run effects on your body and brain. The risk of diseases and stressful brain functions may develop mental or health conditions. Hence, it is safe and healthy to sleep on time at night.

Is Waking Up Late Bad for Health?

The natural rhythm of any human being is to sleep at night and wake up in the morning. But, the late sleepers find it difficult to wake up early in the morning. This disturbs their sleep patterns. Sleeping late in the morning does not create a direct effect on the health of most people. But, late bed risers face many other problems like late for work or class, moody behaviour, laziness, and inappropriate eating habits. Takeaway For proper functioning of the body, it is always advisable to sleep at night and have at least 7 hours of sleep. This will make you fresh and active in your day time.

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