We all know that it is important to get quality sleep everyday. Aside from helping you feel invigorated for the next day, adequate rest is also important in order for you to maintain a healthy body.
Yes, medical experts tell us that consistently getting proper sleep is a crucial element of achieving excellent health. In fact, we are told that poor sleeping habits could possibly lead to several diseases such as the following:
1. Alzheimer’s Disease
In 2013, the Johns Hopkins University conducted a study that confirmed a lack of sleep not only causes Alzheimer’s disease but could also accelerate the disease’s progression. The study further tells us that sleep is vital for the brain to eliminate “cerebral waste” which can lead to dementia.
Researchers from the University of Chicago warn us that poor sleep may cause obesity which could then lead to diabetes. Besides, the body’s fatty acid levels can affect metabolism speed and insulin’s ability to manage the blood sugar.
The research examined 19 men and those who only had 4 hours of sleep for 3 nights had high fatty acid levels in their blood between 4:00 am and 9:00 am. This was higher by 15 to 30% compared with those who regularly had 8.5 hours of sleep.
3. Cardiovascular Disease
The European Society of Cardiology has discovering evidence suggesting that, yes, poor sleep can also cause cardiovascular. Their 14-year study indicated that out of 657 Russian men ages 25 to 64, about 2/3 of the men who experienced heart attack are those with sleeping disorder.
This inflammatory bowel disease can also be caused by lack of ample sleep. Massachusetts General Hospital researchers say that having the right amount of sleep is recommended to prevent this health problem.
5. Prostate Cancer
Finally, a 2013 study published by Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, researchers informs us that sleep is also related to prostate cancer. The research followed 2,425 men from Iceland ages 67 to 96 for 3 to 7 years. It has been discovered that 60% men who had trouble sleeping had higher possibilities of developing prostate cancer.