IT’S SLEEP SUNDAY – LET’S TALK ABOUT LACK OF SLEEP WITH CO-EXISTING CONDITIONS…

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Healthline wrote that lack of sleep, even in the short term, can negatively affect co-existing conditions.

These include

  • energy
  • mood
  • work or school performance
  • memory, concentration, and decision-making
  • safety

Per theNIHTrusted Source, insomnia can worsen health problems or raise the risk of developing conditions such as:

  • asthma
  • chronic pain
  • decreased immune response
  • heart problems
  • high blood pressure
  • mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression
  • metabolic syndrome, diabetes
  • overweight, obesity
  • pregnancy complications
  • substance use disorders

Research from 2019Trusted Sourcesuggests that insomnia in older adults increases the risk of cognitive decline and dementia.

A2017 comparative analysisTrusted Sourceon the link between sleep duration and mortality found that when compared with someone who sleeps between 7 and 9 hours per night:

  • A person who sleeps on average less than 6 hours per night has a 13 percent higher mortality risk.
  • A person who sleeps between 6 and 7…

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Published by peter petterson

Father of four, grandfather of thirteen, and great-grandfather of eight. Resides in Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. Living happily in retirement and enjoying the company of my many young descendants.

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