Let’s talk about Sleep

Sleep! Shit I forgot I needed to sleep .Happens some time with most of us.Can you recall last time you woke up in the morning without frustration and that burning desire to throw that piece of shit(for well-behaved people,”Alarm Clock”) out of the window. Well don’t worry two-third of adults throughout all developed nations fail to obtain the recommended eight hours of nighty sleep. I doubt you are surprised but here you go, let me throw some facts on your face. Routinely sleeping less than six or seven hours a night demolishes your immune system, more than doubling your risk of cancers. A major factor in determining whether you will forget your tooths on table and your glasses over your head(for well-behaved people,”Alzheimer’s disease”). Inadequate sleep-even moderate reductions for just one week-disrupts blood sugar levels so much that you would be classified as pre-diabetic. Short sleeping increases the likelihood of your coronary arteries becoming blocked and brittle, setting you on a path towards cardiovascular disease, stroke, and congestive heart-failure. Sleep disruption further majorly contributes to major psychiatric conditions, including depression, anxiety, and suicidality(Don’t believe me, then go google “ butterfly effect”). Maybe some people will notice a desire to eat more when you’re tired? Too little sleep compresses hormone that signals food satisfaction.

Conclusion:The shorter you sleep, the shorter your life span.

The old maxim”I’ll sleep when I’m dead”

Tragically, one person dies in a traffic accident every hour in the United States due to a fatigued-related error. It is disgusting to learn that vehicular accidents caused by drowsy driving exceed those caused by alcohol and drugs combined.Addressing the question of why we sleep from an evolutionary per-spective only compounds the mystery. No matter what vantage point you take, sleep would appear to be the most foolish of biological phenomenon. When you are asleep, you cannot fill your tommy. You cannot socialize. You cannot find a mate and play romanticism. You cannot shout at your childs and teach them how not to behave. Worse still, sleep leaves you vulnerable to predation. It is surely harder than a Rubik cube. On any of these grounds-never mind all of them combined-there ought to have been a strong evolutionary pressure to prevent the emergence of sleep or anything remotely like it. This simple fact establishes that sleep evolved with-or very soon after-life itself on our planet. Moreover, the subsequent preservance of sleep throughout evolution means there must be tremendous benefits that far outweigh all of the obvious hazards and detriments. So , it is rather more useful than your appendix. We sleep for a rich litany of functions, plural-an abundant constellation of nighttime benefits that service both our brains and our bodies. Within the brain, sleep enriches a diversity of functions, including our ability to learn, memorise, and make logical decisions and choices.It re calibrates our emotional brain-circuits, allowing us to navigate next-day social and psychological challenges with cool-headed composure. Dreaming provides a unique suite of benefits to all species fortunate enough to experience it, humans included. Among these gifts are a consoling neurochemical bath that mollifies painful memories an a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge, inspiring creativity. Downstairs in the body, sleep restocks the armoury of our immune system, helping fight malignancy, preventing infection, and warding off all manner of sickness. Sleep reforms the body’s metabollic state by a fine-tuning the balance of insulin and circulating glucose. Sleep further regulates our appetite, helping control body weight through healthy food selection rather than shit. Plentiful sleep maintains a flourishing microbiome within your gut from which we know so much of our nutritional health begins(for which some people even drink yakult). Sleep is the single most effective thing that we can do to reset our brain and body health each day.

Well for me I am writing at 2am, now thinking about what would I say to my moomy in the morning after sleeping till 10 am.

Still having 8 Hours.


Blogger:Arpit Mann




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