Why Catching up on Sleep May Increase Longevity
You like to sleep in weekends, but you have certain pending work to complete – cleaning of your car, grocery shopping, cleaning your room, cleaning clothes and much more. It is seen that hitting snooze is actually good to your body: several studies have found out that extra snoozing during weekends actually helps. You definitely must compensate your short weekday sleep with long weekend sleeps.
Some important findings by the researchers: –
- People who are below 65, short duration sleep during weekends around less than 5 hours is associated with an increase in mortality rate than the group who sleeps at least 7 hours during weekends.
- Mortality rates actually don’t differ with short duration of sleep during weekdays as well as long duration sleep on weekends compared with the group having slept for 7 hours.
- Moreover, it is surprisingly seen that people who are above 65 years of age, there is no connection between weekday or weekend sleep with mortality rate.
Most of the people will be able to say that proper night sleep is definitely important for anyone’s wellbeing. However, most of the people end up depriving their sleep during weekdays because of the busy schedule. Even not getting proper or insufficient sleep can lead to cancer, diabetes, strokes and also heart disease.
However, the mass will definitely get relieved by the new findings of the researchers which are stated above. People who don’t get adequate sleep during weekdays and if don’t compensate during weekends, there is around 52% chance of increased mortality rate. It is only applicable for people between middle-aged or youths.
It is really important to know about sleep deprivation to understand this research well. Most of the people are nowadays want to accommodate more time during days to complete their daily work which in turn they are losing one hour from their sleep regularly.
Otherwise, the best thing which you can also do is to sleep at least 7 hours a day. It is important because adequate sleep will enable you to get better longevity, will make your memory sharp, you will be more focused, more creative in mind, better academic progress.
Also if you sleep well you can able to avoid inflammation, which can lead to a decrease in several chronic diseases related to heart and hormones. Sleep is that time of the day where you feel relaxed, and this is the time when your body gets repaired from all the damages that are caused to your body for the entire day.
Even while you are in the sleeping mode the cells can able to produce more amount of protein. On the other hand, if
you are sleeping well then it will improve your entire wellbeing and you will have more patience. Moreover, proper sleep will also lead you to become stressed free and reduced weight gain because of proper sleeping patterns.
So, don’t delay and go ahead to not to turn your alarm clock this weekend.