Chicago Medical Center

Memory about mistakes vanish, making that they should again be repeated recursively, and undermines the general memory. The lack of ability to make correct decisions is increased, and the brain falls into a pattern that prevents him from generating new ideas to solve problems. Other consequences are: depression, diseases of the heart, hypertension, slower reaction times, unintelligible speech, tremors, and obesity. Weight gain and diabetes, are collateral, since lack of sleep produces fatigue, reducing physical activity during the day and alters the functioning of hormones and metabolism during the night, giving the feeling of insatiable hunger, just when the body works more slowly and the body assimilates more calories. According to the Faculty of Medicine of the University of East Virginia, people who slept only 16 minutes less than the average are at risk for weight gain. Despite the inconsistent that it seems that short time, adding it, adds less than two hours sleep per week.

After controlling the lifestyle and health factors, the researchers calculated that those two hours less than dream, they are associated with an increase of 10 points on the body mass index (BMI), or the relationship between a normal weight and obesity. Many believe that if they sleep a few hours now, and others later, they will be like new. Even if you feel better, the answer is no. A NAP or compensate the not sleeping is not solution. To retrieve the status of ideal health, should sleep eight hours straight. Since 1960 to date average of sleep reduced from 8.5 hours to seven. As we age we will suffer some form of dream-like disorder. More than 50 percent of people over 64 years has a problem.

The physical changes that appear with old age and the rise of other medical conditions also affect sleep, especially in menopausal women. The problem is not so much the amount of sleep they get, but in the quality, sleep less deeply. Also discovered, sleeping seven hours or more reduces the risk of calcification of the arteries, it is one of the first symptoms of cardiovascular disease development. An additional hour of sleep per night equivalent to a reduction of 17 mm of mercury in systolic, noted scientists from the University of Chicago Medical Center. The sampling was carried out with 495 participants (volunteers in good health about 40 years). Calcified arteries appeared in 27 per cent of the collaborators who slept less than five hours per night. That rate was reduced to 11 percent among those who slept five to seven hours. And of those who slept more than seven hours, only six percent developed arterial calcification.

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