Margie Patlak, «Your Guide To Healthy Sleep»
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute | ISBN N/A | November 2005 | PDF | 069 Pages | 2,56 Mb
Think of everything you do during your day. Try to guess which
activity is so important you should devote one-third of your time to doing it. Probably the first things that come to mind are working, spending time with your family, or pursuing leisure activities. But there’s something else you should be doing about one-third of your time—sleeping.
Many people view sleep as merely a “down time” when their brain shuts off and their body rests. In a rush to meet work, school, family, or household responsibilities, people cut back on their sleep, thinking it won’t be a problem, because all of these other activities seem much more important. But research reveals that a number of vital tasks carried out during sleep help to maintain good health and
enable people to function at their best.
While you sleep, your brain is hard at work forming the pathways necessary for learning and creating memories and new insights. Without enough sleep, you can’t focus and pay attention or respond quickly. A lack of sleep may even cause mood problems. In addition, growing evidence shows that a chronic lack of sleep increases the risk for developing obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and infections.
- What Is Sleep?
- What Makes You
- What Does Sleep Do for You?
Learning, Memory, and Mood
- How Much Sleep Is Enough?
- What Disrupts Sleep?
- Is Snoring a Problem?
- Common Sleep Disorders
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
Parasomnias (Abnormal Arousals)
- Do You Think You Have a Sleep Disorder?
- How To Find a Sleep Center and Sleep Medicine Specialist
- For More Sleep Information